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Soga Nichokuan

(曽我二直庵; fl. mid-17th century)

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Edo period

Pair of fan-shaped paintings, mounted on a two-panel folding screen, ink on paper

Each painting 98.9 x 76 cm (39 x 29 7/8 in.), overall screen 155.1 x 171.2 cm (61 x 67 3/8 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015


Hayashi Susumu 1980, p. 51, no. 50 (right panel only)
Hayashi Susumu
“Sesson hitsu Chikurin Shichiken zu byōbu (Hatakeyama Kinenkan zō) ni tsuite” (Screen Painting of “The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove,” by Sesson, in the collection of the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum). In Jinbutsuga: Kanga kei jinbutsu (Figure paintings: Figures in Chinese-inspired paintings). Nihon byōbu-e shūsei (Survey of Japanese screen paintings), 4. Reprint, 1982.

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Tokyo National Museum 1985a, no. 35
Tokyo National Museum
Nihon bijutsu meihin ten: New York Burke Collection / A Selection of Japanese Art from the Mary and Jackson Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun.

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Lillehoj 1989, fig. 5
Lillehoj, Elizabeth Ann
“Soga Chokuan to Nichokuan no zaibei sakuhin ni tsuite” (Paintings by Soga Chokuan and Nichokuan in American collections). In Nara Prefectural Museum of Art 1989, pp. 46–53.

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Avitabile 1990, no. 79
Avitabile, Gunhild
[Editor]. Die Kunst des alten Japan: Meisterwerke aus der Mary and Jackson Burke Collection, New York. Exh. cat. Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

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Murase 2000, no. 106.
Murase, Miyeko
Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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[on left painting] Soga Chokuan Ni


[on right painting] Nichokuan; Hōin

[on left painting] Hōin