06-25-2010 06-26-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2512 Boston
June 25, 2010 03:00 PMCalender

Japanese Painting

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2512 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 25, 2010 3:00PM


Japanese Painting, Meiji period, ink and color on silk, depiction of Daikoku, inscription reads "Kano Dorin Fujiwara Yoshinobu kinga" (a man named Dorin of the Kano School, whose name had been Yoshinobu, reverentially painted), two red seals, framed and glazed, 20 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.

N.B. Daikoku is regarded as the patron of farmers and businessmen and one who chases demons away. He wears a peculiar kind of hat and holds a mallet, with which he is supposed to be able to produce wealth. He stands on bales of rice and holds a sack, which is said to contain precious objects.

Provenance: Descended in the Estate of a Cambridge Massachusetts and New York City Academic Family.

Estimate $300-500

Slight staining to the top section


Kano School, businessmen, Cambridge Massachusetts, New York City