Asian Art
Calligrapher: Ayanokōji Toshimune, Japanese

Portrait of Sosei Hoshi and poem

ca. 1770

Shikishi pasted on album leaf: ink and color on gold paper

sheet (Poem): 8 7/16 x 7 3/16 in.(21.5 x 18.2 cm) sheet (Painting): 9 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.(23 x 23 cm) with mounting: 12 3/16 x 20 3/16 in. (31 x 51.3 cm)
Gift of Alex Kerr, B.A. 1974
2016.87.37.18a-b
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Paintings
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alex Kerr collection, Kyoto, Japan. Purchased from Kyoto auction houses and art dealers since the 1970s.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.