Winter Antiques Show

Park Avenue Armory

January 23 – February 1, 2009

KATSUKAWA SHUNSHÔ
The Actor Nakamura Noshio I in a female role holding a biwa
ca. 1790
Hosoban
Inv# 5835

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE
New Year's Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Ôji from the series One Hundred Famous Places in Edo
1857, 9th month
Ôban tate-e
Inv# 5873

HAMADA SHÔJI
Large thickly walled round plate with green glaze and brush strokes of white glaze
1968
Glazed stoneware
9 x 28 inches
Inv# 5205

SUZUKI SHÔNEN AND KISHI CHIKUDÔ
Flycatcher perched in a pine tree near peonies; White egret with bamboo (verso)
1894, Year of the Horse, Autumn
Single-panel standing screen (tsuitate); Ink and color on silk with gold wash
45 1/2 x 50 5/8 inches (without mount); 50 x 55 1/4 inches
Inv# 5759

SUZUKI SHÔNEN AND KISHI CHIKUDÔ
Flycatcher perched in a pine tree near peonies; White egret with bamboo (verso)
1894, Year of the Horse, Autumn
Single-panel standing screen (tsuitate); Ink and color on silk with gold wash
45 1/2 x 50 5/8 inches (without mount); 50 x 55 1/4 inches
Inv# 5759

SUZUKI SHÔNEN AND KISHI CHIKUDÔ
Flycatcher perched in a pine tree near peonies; White egret with bamboo (verso)
1894, Year of the Horse, Autumn
Single-panel standing screen (tsuitate); Ink and color on silk with gold wash
45 1/2 x 50 5/8 inches (without mount); 50 x 55 1/4 inches
Inv# 5759

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE
Bamboo Yards, Kyôbashi Bridge from the series One Hundred Famous Places in Edo
1857, 12th month
Ôban tate-e
Inv# 5868

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI
Turban-Shell Tower, Five-Hundred Rakan Temple; Gohyaku Rakanji Sazaidô
ca. 1831
Ôban yoko-e
Inv# 5513

Press Release

As we prepare to celebrate a new year and new president, we are excited to invite you to the 55th annual Winter Antiques Show. This year promises to be exceptional as the fair's dateline policies have changed allowing for the exhibition of modern art. For the first time, we will be offering mid 20th-century ceramics.

With artwork acquired during two extended trips to Japan this past year, our selection of Japanese paintings, prints, screens, decorative arts—including work by ceramic masters—will make this year's presentation stand out from previous fairs. Painting highlights include an exquisite diptych of spring and fall by TANI BUNCHÔ, a dramatic double-sided, single-panel standing screen by SUZUKI SHÔNEN and KISHI CHIKUDÔ, and a hanging scroll of autumn grass in moonlight by MORI IPPÔ. Noteworthy woodblock prints include pristine kabuki prints by KATSUKAWA SHUNSHÔ and KATSUKAWA SHUNKÔ, fine examples from UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE's "One-hundred Famous Views of Edo" series including "New Year's Eve Foxfires" and "Bamboo Yards, Kyôbashi Bridge," and a broad selection of landscapes by KAWASE HASUI and YOSHIDA HIROSHI. In addition to our selection of elegant bronzes and baskets, we will be showcasing works by the pioneering clay artists KAWAI KANJIRÔ, HAMADA SHÔJI, and KITAÔJI ROSANJIN, as well as lacquer by KAMISAKA SEKKA.