A Very Fine Imperial Court Traditional Dancer Scroll Painting by Gyokuto:
The artist is not identified, but his work is so impressively done in this painting with ink, water colors and gold. This painting was executed with such detail of this portrayal of a traditional imperial court dancer wearing a brilliant colored court costume dress. This type of dress is typically worn with various heavy hair ornaments and her hat is painted with gold very intricately. She is posed dancing, wearing this heavy court costume dress, decorated with various chrysanthemums and geometric designs while holding fan of brilliant red silk. It is painted on silk with inscription and most likely the calligrapher's signature and seal on the upper part of the painting. The artist's signature with a seal is located on lower left corner of the painting. It's mounting is done so delicately with embroidery silk as well. It is well preserved in an original paulownia wooden box with an inscription and signature.
It is in very fine condition with a minor wear.
Measures: 34 3/4" x 13 1/2" Painting only, (66 1/2" x 18" scroll mount included)