- Museum number
Folding fan, painting. Chinese scholar, and boy-attendant making tea. One of a group of twenty-seven fans in a special storage box. Ink and light colours on paper. Signed and sealed.
- Production date
Height: 16.10 centimetres (paper)
Width: 46 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Folding fans painted and inscribed by artists and poets
These are taken from a group of twenty-seven fans kept in a special storage box, some dated variously between 1802 and 1841. An inscription on the box suggests that they are from a much larger collection of fans made from about 1821 onwards by one Ogawa Sanzaemon Sotoku, in the town of Tsu (in modern Mie Prefecture). The paintings and calligraphies are by many famous artists, poets and calligraphers and would have constituted an elegant autograph collection for the owner. Perhaps some were acquired by him directly from the artists and poets. (Label copy, TTC 2003)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008 Jun-Oct 10, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.Add.1212 (Japanese Painting Additional Number)