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Scroll painting, fireflies at river, Bunrin, Japan Edo period

Scroll painting, fireflies at river, Bunrin, Japan Edo period


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1285941

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Hanging scroll. Fireflies flying over fast streaming water and resting on a rock and overhanging leaves. Black ink, mineral colors and gold wash on silk. Signed Bunrin; seal Bunrin? and seal Shion. Japan, 19th century.
Image H 49 x W 19 ½ in.; total height 76 ¼ in.
Gold slightly oxidized, otherwise fine condition.
Comes with wooden storage box, inscribed Bunrin hitsu ... no zu Shiokawa …

Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877). Shijo painter, Kyoto. Pupil of Okamoto Toyohiko. Learned nanga painting and western style painting. Specialized in landscapes. (Roberts)