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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.463
People
Hon'ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦, Japanese (1558 - 1637)
Title
Letter (Kōetsu shōsoku)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Kōetsu shōsoku
Classification
Calligraphy
Work Type
calligraphy
Date
Late Momoyama period, circa 1605-1610
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Momoyama period, 1568-1615
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/211419
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Letter mounted as a hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions
28.9 x 37.1 cm (11 3/8 x 14 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: signature of Kōetsu
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.463
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John M. Rosenfield, Fumiko Cranston, and Edwin A. Cranston, The Courtly Tradition in Japanese Art and Literature: Selections from the Hofer and Hyde Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973), Cat. No. 86 / pp. 253-254

Yoshiaki Shimizu and John M. Rosenfield, Masters of Japanese Calligraphy, 8th-19th Century, exh. cat., Asia Society Galleries (New York, NY, 1984), Cat. No. 092 / pp. 230-231

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