Project Description

Ivory netsuke of a mounted scholar, by Yoshinaga 

Seated on his horse, holding a scroll and looking back. The left eye of the horse inlaid in dark horn

Signed in red inked characters: Yoshinaga.  Kyoto, circa 1800

Height: 8.1 cm


Virginia Atchley, Mandeville Canyon CA


The figure is reminiscent of Yoshitomo’s Kinko on carp. Compare with a mounted figure by Yoshitomo, illustrated in the ‘Meinertzhagen Card Index’, p. 996