Hanging scroll painting - Shunsō 春 叢 (1751-1835) - Paper - 'Shunsō Oshō sanmen Daikoku zo' 春叢和尚三面大黒像 (Portrait of Three-headed Daikoku by Master Shunsō) - Japan - 1834 (Edo period)

Description
Hanging scroll painting - Shunsō 春 叢 (1751-1835) - Paper - 'Shunsō Oshō sanmen Daikoku zo' 春叢和尚三面大黒像 (Portrait of Three-headed Daikoku by Master Shunsō) - Japan - 1834 (Edo period)
Good condition, see description - 176×33×1 cm

Hanging scroll painting - Shunsō 春叢 (1751-1835) - Paper - 'Shunsō Oshō sanmen Daikoku zo' 春叢和尚三面大黒像 (Portrait of Three-headed Daikoku by Master Shunsō) - Japan - 1834 (Edo period)

Ink on paper, mounting on silk

Signature: Shunsō 春叢 (1751-1835)
Seals: Shunsō 春叢 and Ryu'en 龍淵
Paper slip on verso inscribed: 'Suisen ? chinzo' 睡仙 ? 珍蔵 (Treasured possession of Suisen)

28.8 × 96 cm (33.2 x 176 cm)

Dated 1834 (83 years old)

(Some folds)

"Happiness and Longevity - 10,000 springs"
 
Daikoku is one of seven gods of happiness in Japan. It is said that one Daikoku is already good for happiness and prosperity, so 3 Daikoku in one form is much stronger. This one has a face of Daikoku in the middle, the right has a face of Bishamonten, and the left has a face of Benzaiten.
 
Shunsō was a leader monk of Myōshin-ji temple (Rinzai Sect) in Kyoto. He left several calligraphies and zen-ga with this motif. Probably he prayed for a peaceful happiness for everybody.

Lot details
Object
Hanging scroll painting - Shunsō 春 叢 (1751-1835)
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Paper
Period
1834 (Edo period)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Signature Shunsō 春叢 (1751-1835)
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
'Shunsō Oshō sanmen Daikoku zo' 春叢和尚三面大黒像 (Portrait of Three-headed Daikoku by Master Shunsō)
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
176×33×1 cm
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