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桜もみぢさくらもみじ

昭和7年(1932)

紙本着色・屛風(二曲一双)

(各)168.2 × 169.4cm

七絃会第3回展

七絃会(しちげんかい)は、三越美術部が主催した展覧会です。清方をはじめ安田靫彦(ゆきひこ)や菊池契月(けいげつ)など、東西の七人が会員として名を連ねて、昭和5年(1930)から回を重ねました。そしてのちに画壇を揺るがすとまで評される会に成長しました。
本作には、江戸末期の秋晴れの日に、山路へ遠出した商家の姉妹が描かれています。左隻には、手ぬぐいを姉さん被りにした姉が煙管(きせる)を手にする姿、右隻には山駕籠に乗る妹の後姿があらわされています。


Sakura Momiji (Autumn Color of Cherry Leaves) (1932)
color on paper; pair of two-folding screens
168.2 x 169.4 cm each
(First exhibited at the 3rd Shichigenkai Exhibition)

The Shichigenkai (Seven String Society) was an exhibition organized by the Mitsukoshi department store. The name is a reference to seven key figures in the Japanese painting world, including Yasuda Yukihiko, Kikuchi Keigetsu, and Kiyokata. The exhibitions were held from 1930. Later, the Shichigenkai developed a reputation for shaking up the art world.
This work depicts two sisters from a merchant household who have ventured far up a mountain path on a clear autumn day in the late Edo period. The woman on the left half of the folding screen has covered her head with an anesan-kaburi (a folded hand towel), and she is holding a kiseru smoking pipe in her hand. On the right, we see the back of her sister, who is sitting in the palanquin.