Project Description

Rare 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

Provenance: 

Virginia Atchley

Information:

The figure is reminiscent of the Kinko on carp.

Literature: 

Atchley book

David S. White, ‘A Tale of Two Kinkos’, in INSJ, 35/1 (Spring 2015), pp. 16-32

MR2633