A Japanese Folding Woodblock Printed Fan by Tessai 1837-1924.
Ht. of fan 12 3/4 ins. (32.4 cms) Max. width opened 19 1/2 ins. (49.5 cms) This flamboyant fan is designed by the celebrated Nanga painter,Tomioka Tessai, and is in his customary Chinese style. The calligraphy gives the date as Taisho 10 (1921) and his age as 86. It is one of small collection of woodblock printed fans found recently in Kyoto and is in excellent unused condition. The reverse is spattered with metallic flakes. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STAND IS NOT SOLD WITH THE FAN.
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