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Subject:Help find date and artist
Posted By: John J. Fri, Apr 12, 2019 IP: 2601:204:cf00:baf8:f

I recently found this artwork, and I am very curious to see if there is a name of the artist, or a date ? Or both ? Can someone help me there ?



Subject:Re: Help find date and artist
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Apr 13, 2019

My reading and translation of inscriptions,
安永三午年九月 今度
内侍所御修復二付御遷宮後従 禁中被進
大宋御屏風一雙仕立例之通り行事官調進押畫
十二枚古圖ヲ以被相頼 初テ認傳 奏衆ヨリ御内二
而被相候趣也
印之分十二枚認也
左近将監光貞
河邊家書画記
3rd, Horse Year of Anei, September
Now, following the restauration and transfer of the Naishidokoro (Imperial Palace in Kyoto) it was asked by the Event Officier to procure one pair of Great Sung folding screen based on 12 old drawings. They were selected by according to the taste of court representative.
Twelve drawings marked by seals.
Captain of the Imperial Guard on the Left Mitsusada. (Signature)
Kawabe Pictures and Calligraphies Mark
(Collector's seal)

Seemingly your picture is one of the above mentioned 12 drawings,depicting a Sung Chinese horseman shooting with bow and arrow.

Tosa Mitsusada 土佐光貞 1738-1806
Court painter, dedicated practicioner of Tosa traditions.

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: Help find date and artist
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Apr 14, 2019

Sorry,
3rd Year of Anei era corresponds to AD 1774

I.Nagy


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