Reflections of a Summer Scape

Japanese Clay, Prints and Paintings

June 20 – August 17, 2018

Takiguchi Kazuo (b. 1953)

Mudai (Untitled)

2017

Marbleized stoneware

16 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 14 inches

Inv# 10411

$6,250

 

Itō Hidehito (b. 1971)

Large oval neriage (marbleized) bowl

2014

Marbleized porcelain

7 x 17 3/4 x 16 1/8 inches

Inv# 9098

$7,200

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

(Pine tree) Yotsuyametsuke, kiri no asa

Inv# 8091

$2,950

Ide Teruko (b. 1947)

White matte-glazed three footed bowl

1999

Glazed stoneware

2 3/4 x 6 x 5 1/2 inches

Inv# 9913

$1,100

Okabe Mineo (1919-1990)

Pair of circular platters, one with oribe-glaze and rings of concentric linear patterning and the other with shino-glaze and iron-glaze decoration

1960s

Glazed stoneware

Shino plate: 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Oribe plate: 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Inv# 9721

POR

Ikeda Shoen (1886-1917)

Young beauty with an umbrella seen from behind

ca. 1910

Ink and color on silk with mica accents

45 x 12 1/2 inches

Inv# 8217

$9,500

Kaneta Masanao (b. 1953)

Monumental rock-like sculpture

2006

Hagi-glazed stoneware

17 5/8 x 18 x 12 3/8 inches

Inv# 5755

$13,000

Shimizu Uichi (1926 - 2004)

Six tea plates in the shape of flower blossoms

1999

Glazed stoneware

3/4 x 4 1/4 inches

Inv# 9930

$7,500

Sakiyama Takayuki (b. 1958)

Hanging stoneware vase with hand-carved front and flat back

ca. 2005

Stoneware with sand glaze and metal hook on verso

Inv# 9153

$2,450

Makuzu Kōzan II (1856-1940)

Yellow-glazed standing vase with flared mouth and chrysanthemum design in blue

ca. 1930

Glazed porcelain

12 x 6 1/4 inches

Inv# 9955

$12,000

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950)

Ten petal, flower-shaped crackled celadon shallow bowl

1982

Porcelainous stoneware with celadon glaze

1 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches

Inv# 9690

$7,850

Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942)

View of the Summer Moon

1902

Ink and light color on silk

48 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Inv# 9741

Price on request

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

Blue and white flycatcher on a pomegranate branch

1935

Unusually large shikishiban

Inv# 8807

$1,250 

Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848)

Standing bijin with obi of swimming carp motif

ca. 1830

Inv# 8077

$5,800

Morino Hiroaki Taimei (b.1934)

Low, ovoid bowl with wave-patterned silver glaze and white, blue and gold glazed interior

1982

Glazed stoneware

4 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 14 inches

Inv# 7174

$6,250

Suzuki Hiroshige II (1826-1869)

Maiko beach, Harima Province, from Shokoku meisho hyakki (One Hundred Views of the Provinces)

1859

Inv# 8072

$2,650

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Toto Meisho ; Tsukudajima irifune no zu

ca. 1838

Ōban yoko-e

Inv# 8811

$3,500

Unknown

A set of 5 small bowls of Mizoro-yaki style of Kyoto

ca. 1840 (the end of Edo period)

Stoneware with polychrome glazing

2 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches

Inv# 6601

$7,500

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Ruins of Takiyama Castle, Būshu (Bushū Takiyamajōshi)

1941 (Shōwa 16)

Inv# 10207

$2,850

Katō Hajime (1900-1968)

Chinese-style square plate with red and yellow glazing

ca. 1954

Glazed porcelain

1 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches

Inv# 10005

$14,000

Itō Tadashi (b. 1952)

A Drop from the Ocean; Twisting unglazed sculpture

2010

Unglazed stoneware

8 1/4 x 13 x 9 7/8 inches

Inv# 6549

$3,950

Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)

Washing Hair

1936

Dai ōban tate-e

11 1/4 x 17 1/8 inches

Inv# 9938

$6,500

Imai Hyōe (b. 1951)

Kokutō: Black Work 2015

2015

Black smoke-infused stoneware

13 3/8 x 23 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches

Inv# 9482

$6,250

Kawamoto Gorō (1919-1986)

Attenuated and animated pouring vessel with surface decoration of dancing figure done in relief

ca. 1976

Porcelain

10 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches

Inv# 6203

$18,500

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

Camellias with White Birds

1929

Ōban tate-e

Inv# 8902

$2,350

Kusube Yaichi (1897-1984)

Vase Taido "Fetal Movement"

ca. 1963-1964

Glazed stoneware

9 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches

Inv# 10063

$8,800

Suzuki Tetsu (b. 1964)

Undulating rectangular platter with carved horizontal linear stripes covered with pooling green and yellow glazes

2012

Glazed stoneware

3 3/8 x 23 x 10 1/2 inches

Inv# 9461

$5,500

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

Blue and white flycatcher on a pomegranate branch

1935

Unusually large shikishiban

Inv# 8807

$1,250

Kitaōji Rosanjin (1883-1959)

Iga-glazed, round, cream colored vessel with natural green ash-glaze pooling in the central concentric rings

ca. 1950

Glazed stoneware

2 1/8 x 10 inches

Inv# 9285

$16,500

Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)

Woman airing textiles

ca. 1935

Oban tate

Inv# 6221

$3,500

Kurokawa Tōru (b. 1984)

Threshold B

2016

Unglazed stoneware

16 x 13 5/8 x 13 inches

Inv# 10242

$3,950

Takahashi Shōtei (1871-1945)

Morning glories

ca. 1925

Inv# 8488

$1,185

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Lake at Hakone from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji

1858, 4th month

Ōban tate-e

Inv# 5606

$3,250

Abe Anjin (b. 1938)

Imbe water jar with a red alternative lid

2018

Glazed stoneware

8 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

Inv# 10678

$9,500

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

100 Views of Edo: Chiyogaike

1856, 7th month

Ōban tate-e

Inv# 9230

$17,500

Imaizumi Imaemon XIV (b. 1962)

Vase with Flowers in Chintz Patterning, Overglaze Enamels, Underglaze Indigo Blue Snow Flower Resist Decoration

2015

Glazed porcelain

9 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches

Inv# 10588

$6,850

Wada Morihiro (1944-2008)

Sōun kamonki; Large lobed, flattened, cloud-and-flower-patterned vessel

1985

Slip-glazed stoneware

16 1/4 x 13 x 7 3/4 inches

Inv# 10363

$18,500

Hamanaka Gesson (b. 1943)

Set of five square oribe-glazed plates with incisded decoration

2009

Glazed stoneware

1 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

Inv# 7318

$1,750

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950)

Droplet shaped water dropper with pointed top

2011

Stoneware with celadon glaze

4 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches

Inv# 7387

$3,250

Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918)

Peonies in color on silk

ca. 1900 - 1910

Ink and color on silk

Inv# 8127

$8,750

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950)

Kingfisher celadon-glazed sake cup with foliated rim

2017

Glazed porcelainous stoneware

1 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches

Inv# 10271

$1,350

Tsuruoka Kakunen (1892-1977)

Parrot on flowering branch

1940

Naga-ōban tate-e

Inv# 5937

$1,450

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950)

Round ink stone with flat cover and celadon glaze

ca. 1999

Porcelainous stoneware with celadon glaze

1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

Inv# 10240

$3,650

Press Release

Reflections of a Summer Scape: Japanese Clay, Prints, and Paintings

June 20 - August 17, 2018

Joan B Mirviss is pleased to present Reflections of a Summerscape: Japanese clay, prints, and paintings from June 20 to August 17, 2018. The exhibition is inspired by the colors and elements of the Japanese summer landscape from the sweltering heat of the mid-day sun to the blue-green of water, the vibrant reds of the peonies, the creamy tones of the abalone shells, the granular patterns of sand, and the smooth, carved surfaces of viewing stones.

Summer in Japan is generally scorching with the only relief from the heat being the cool clear nights. The colors red and yellow developed associations with the searing summer days while blacks and cool blue-greens became linked with the soothing temperatures of the nighttime. These colors were codified during the Heian period (794-1185). In the Edo period, firmly established colors and plant motifs came to signify specific times of the year. For June the plant was artemisia, the colors sprout green and yellow; for July, the lily and the colors red and dead-leaf yellow; and finally for August, cicades (in particular their wings) and the colors sky blue and cedar bark.

In Reflections of a Summerscape, we showcase clay works, prints and paintings that reflect the aesthetic of the Japanese summer, drawing on the associated colors as well as textures which reference the landscap's physical attributes. Thus a work by Makuzu Kōzan II (1859-1940) with it's bright yellow and cobalt blue floral patterns are featured along with subtler references such as the creamy white of a Ide Teruko (b. 1948) bowl or the fiery salmons and pinks of a Mori Tōgaku (b. 1937) vase. The ceramics' colors are enhanced and echoed by the borrowed views of foliage and buildings from nearby Madison Avenue through the gallery's windows. Additionally, we have chosen woodblock prints by Ohara Koson (1877-1945), Kawase Hasui (1883-1967) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) for their depictions of summer themes such as verdant landscapes or birds and flowers. Paintings of early summer flowers by Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856) and the summer moon in the cool of evening by Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942) complete our gallery "summerscape".

 

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