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Asian Art
Calligrapher: Sasaki Shizuma, Japanese, 1619–1695

Two Letters by Sasaki Shizuma

1650–95

Unmounted two letters in a folder

sheet (Letter 1): 9 3/8 × 13 5/16 in. (23.8 × 33.8 cm)
sheet (Letter 2): 6 1/16 × 16 3/4 in. (15.4 × 42.5 cm)
with mounting (Letter 1 with mounting): 13 1/8 × 13 3/8 in. (33.3 × 34 cm)
with mounting (with mounting (Letter 2)): 13 × 16 13/16 in
Gift of Stephen Addiss and Audrey Seo in honor of Dr. Sadako Ohki
2016.136.2.1-.3
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Calligraphy
Provenance: 

Before the Addiss collection, the two letters were in the collection of Mr. Shigeo Sorimachi, a famous bibliophile of the 20th century.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

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.