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Painted scroll showing Dutch group having meal

Seal of Shirai Itoku

Painted scroll showing Dutch group having meal Seal of Shirai Itoku

Painted scroll showing Dutch group having meal Seal of Shirai Itoku

Wonderful painting with seal of Shirai Itoku ғ (1762-1838), who was a doctor from Kyoto. He also used the name Sekisui (Ԑ) and studied medicine under Fukui Futei 䕖 (1725-92). Not much is known about Shirai but he studied medicine with the Dutch at some point. This hand painted scroll gives us a glimpse into the lives of the Dutch in Dejima. We see an African servant pouring wine for one of the Dutch men as well as a lady holding a baby. Shirai's seal is stamped on the right.

 

Scroll measures 134 x 57.5cm and painting itself 55.5 x 45cm.

 

Very good condition with some minor wear and marks. Mounted on later scroll. Housed in custom made box.

 

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Painted scroll showing Dutch group having meal

Price: ¥864,000




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