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Scroll painting, skull in field between fall grasses, Japan, 1915

Scroll painting, skull in field between fall grasses, Japan, 1915


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1331840

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Hanging scroll with the image of a withered skull lying between flowering Suzuki grass. Nozarashi skull (exposed in an open field) in the fall. Black ink, brown and some gold and silver on silk. Dated and signed: 1915, Unrei and artist’s seal. Japan. Borders decorated with brocade skulls and Suzuki grasses.

Painting: H 51 ½ x W 20 ¼ inches. Total height 79 ¼ inches.

Good condition.

Akamatsu Unrei (1892-1958), Osaka. Studied painting with Unsen Koyama, Tikugai Fujii and Himejima Chikugai.