- Museum number
Painting, pair of hanging scrolls. Wild goose flying over lotus pond and another calling out beside reeds. Ink on paper. Sealed.
- Production date
Height: 91.30 centimetres
Width: 31.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
16thC Sesshu style (or later). Fake Motonobu seals. Left scroll may have originally had another seal which was removed (Kawai Masatomo, March 1999).
16thC, with later ‘Motonobu’ seals added later because it appeared old; a good work with natural feel. Representation of lotus on the left scroll shows Sesshu-school style. As a whole (right and left scrolls), similar style to Tesshu Tokusai. (Kawai Masatomo, 8/2008)
A related pair of scrolls is illustrated in 'Nihon no bijutsu' no. 69, pl. 121.
'1253 and 1254. Sesshiu school.'
'cf. similar pair by Koyetsu (Kokka 220)'
'Painted by Sesson, after the Chinese master Muh-chi. Seal forged.' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016 Apr–Oct, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present' (JapPtg.406)
2016 Oct - 2017 Apr, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present' (JapPtg.405)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
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- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.405 (Japanese Painting Number)
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.406 (Japanese Painting Number)