Shinkeisai - 5617

Titolo: 
Landscape with Pavillions and Figures
Numero di Inventario: 
5617
Tipologia: 
netsuke
Collezione: 

East

Classe iconografica: 
Landscape
Parole chiave soggetto: 
Pavillions
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Shinkeisai Masatoshi - Edo/Tokyo school
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Japan
Edo/Tokyo
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1800
Datazione specifica: 
Tomochika workshop - ca. 1840 - 1860
Tipo di iscrizione: 
signature
Descrizione iscrizioni e marchi: 
Masatoshi
Trascrizione o identificazione: 
真敬齋 (Shinkeisai)
Materia e Tecnica: 
ivory
Opere correlate: 
Data di Ingresso: 
2005
Acquisizione: 
Legato Maria Taglietti Lanfranchi
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest

This netsuke, of compact form, shows a landscape with pavilions inhabited by tiny figures and topped by pine trees (matsu, 松); the houses rest on rocks and partly on a stone wall. The signature Shinkeisai is placed under the piece base.

The author is Shinkeisai Masatoshi whose style is very similar to that one of  Tomochika workshop. Among his subjects are prevalent figures and animals. He should however be remembered in particular because of landscapes for which he was famous and of which he made many variations. Generally these, as the other example in the Lanfranchi collection with the signature Masatoshi (正 利), were very compact, of triangular section and not dyed. The himotoshi was characterized by small holes formed under the base.
 In the Lanfranchi collection there is a Daruma signed Tomochika.

G.R.

AC/DC: 
DC