Drawings, Watercolours and Prints | 25 April 2013
Tianzhen (20th century) - Kakemono portrait of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn,
Tianzhen (20th century)
Kakemono portrait of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn,
watercolour on silk mounted on patterned silk scroll, inscribed below image To Mr P.D. Perkins from H. Fujisaka , the portrait 40.5 x 31.5cm (16 x 12 1/2 in), the scroll on ivorine roller 133.5 x 45cm (52 1/2 x 17 3/4 in), preserved in original wooden box.
⁂ Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was of mixed Irish-Greek birth, raised in Ireland and then the United States, before going to Japan, initially as a newspaper correspondent, in 1890. He soon began a teaching career and wrote extensively on Japan and its folklore. He became naturalised in 1896 and took the name Koizumi Yakumo. Hachisaburo Fujisaka was a close friend of Hearn's, and P.D. Perkins, the well-known Oriental bookseller and publisher based in Kyoto and Los Angeles.
Thursday 25 April 2013, 1.00pm
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