A Japanese Landscape near Osaka. Yusen.

A Japanese Landscape near Osaka
Collection MAE RAS: № 13-20
Image ID: 3708253
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Museum inventory number:
№ 13-20
Title:
A Japanese Landscape near Osaka
Author:
Yusen
Dating:
1820-s
Location:
Japan
Materials:
silk textile, Japanese washigami paper, wood, ink, Japanese watercolours, bone of domestic cow, brocade, silk cord, glue
Technics:
painting on silk, weaving, wickerwork, turning
Dimensions, cm:
Mounting 198 × 64; painting 110.3 × 51.7
Collector:
Overmeer Fisscher, van Iohann Friedrich, Foreign corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in St.Petersburg
Commentation:
This painting depicts multiple teahouses in a pleasure quarter on the outskirts of Osaka. Courtesans are entertaining their customers, mostly of the merchant estate. In the foreground there is a roof-covered spring. Behind it we see the torii gate of a Shinto shrine and the pagoda and main building of a Buddhist temple with a pagoda and a kondo hall. A original tag is attached: ”Paysage Japonais aus environs de la Ville Ozakka, coll. van Overmer Fisscher." The mounting is in the yamato-hyogu style, using the nishikiori brocade with the woven ornament – karakusa (“Chinese grass”) with kikyo bell-flowers and cranes.