EXQUISITE LIFE-LIKE BIJIN-GA SCROLL, TAISHO p
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: item # 48983
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
An incredible hand painted Taisho period bijin scroll signed Hakuho; so lifelike it looks to be a photograph. An angelic, Kimono clad beauty pauses to gaze out the garden window. One arm resting on the sill, she tranquilly stares past the hanging lantern and bamboo close at hand, her beautiful almond eyes fixed on the distance, she appears to be looking not at the garden, but at her own world. A colorful comb decorates her full hair while a pendant dangles from a kanzashi above her ear. A colorful obi holds her black kimono over the flower patterned under kimono. This arresting scene is intricately detailed, down to the tarnish on the lantern and individual threads running through the reed blind. The scene is mounted in creamy brocade embossed with vines, extended top and bottom in beige and ending in lacquered wooden rollers. The scroll has been meticulously restored and remounted and measures 21-1/2 inches (54cm) by 79 inches (2 m) and comes in a wooden box.