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Kawase Bunjiro Hasui

(Japan, 1883-1957)
Estimate
6 000 - 8 000 SEK
536 - 715 EUR
569 - 758 USD
Hammer price
8 000 SEK
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Kawase Bunjiro Hasui
(Japan, 1883-1957)

The Shinagawa Offing (Shinagawa oki).

Woodblock print in colours. Signed Hasui and sealed Kawase. From the series 'Twelve Scenes of Tokyo (Tokyo junidai)', 1920. Horizontal ôban: 24,5 x 36,5 cm.

Provenance

From the Ankarcrona Collection. The foundation of the collection was laid by Rear Admiral/Flag officer Sten Ankarcrona (1861-1936). Ankarcrona first got a taste for the Asian Art while following his fathers’s footsteps serving as ‘enseigne de vaisseau’ for the French navy “la Royale” during the years 1885-1889, when his Fregatt sailed in the area. Ankarcrona continued to ad on to the collection, later in life when he was sent on a special mission to Japan in 1923. He brought back vast collections of lacquer, bronzes, textiles, ceramics.

In 1911 the family moved to the mansion like duplex next to Sturegatan in Stockholm. The elegant home and their summer house at Brevik by Erstaviken where Ankarcrona created a Japanese garden (1923-27) and even set up a complete Japanese building was documented in the the magazine 'Svenska Hem i ord och bild' in 1928, which provide us with a fascinating window into this golden age of European collecting. The world renowned collection received many prestigious visitors throughout the years, the guest book contains signature of both the Swedish king Gustav VI Adolf as well as the Japanese crown prince, later Emperor Akihito.

Stens son Sten S:son Ankarcrona (1904-1981, continued the tradition of collecting, amongst other things Swedish 18th Century furniture and art, pieces that worked well with family heirlooms from the Bergenstråhle, Bohnstedt, Cassel, Mörner and Lybecker families. Thence by descent.

More information

Cf. a print in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago: 1930.360

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