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Japanese Showa Nihonga Kakejiku Scrolled Painting Maiko Beauty Autumn

Japanese Showa Nihonga Kakejiku Scrolled Painting Maiko Beauty Autumn


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1930: Item # 1307027
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Japanese early Showa period Nihonga kakejiku scrolled painting on silk mounted as a screen panel depicting two young beauties, possibly maiko, standing among autumn leaves dressed in elaborate floral kimono with gilt highlights. One beauty holds a fan in her right hand. A black ink title and unidentified rust-red circular artist's seal is at the lower right. Including the gold silk mounting, the painting measures 59 1/2"V x 26 1/8"H. Circa 1930s. Very good overall condition with only minor traces of soiling evident. This painting is from the estate of Col. John E. Baird, provost marshall of the Eighth U.S. Army in Korea. Baird was accused of having an affair with an assistant, Kim Soo-im, who was tried and executed by South Korea on grounds of being a spy.