Project Description

Wood Netsuke of a Daruma Doll by Hidari Issan

Looking upwards with a broad grin. The eyes have dark inlays ringed in metal
Signed. Iwashiro. Circa 1840
Height: 3.5 cm
What is probably an earlier variant by the artist is illustrated in Goodall et al’s LACMA catalogue of the Bushell collection, p. 444, no. 732
Literature:
Gabor Wilhelm’s review of the Yamato exhibition in, Bulletin Association Franco-japonaise, n° 84, pp. 36-37 (unillustrated)
Repeated in INSJ, 24/2, p. 20
Provenance:
Galerie Yamato, Paris, Autumn 2004, no. 15, purchased by the present owner
MR3955

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