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Scroll painting, dragon with jewel, Kurata Shoto, Japan, 20th c

Scroll painting, dragon with jewel, Kurata Shoto, Japan, 20th c


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1930: Item # 860040

Please refer to our stock # 10509 when inquiring.
 $700.00 
Hanging scroll with the image of a dragon, dressed in kimono and apron and standing on hind legs (what happened to the tail?), holding up high a jewel, as if offering to a celestial relative. Signed: Shoto …. Seal: Moroku sensei. Black ink and color on paper. Japan, 1910s-1920s.

Painted area: ca. 52 x 13.5 in. (132 x 34.5 cm). Total length ca. 77 inches (195 cm).

Few light stains and tiny spots, some foxing in mounting, otherwise very good condition.

Kurata Shoto (1865-1928) active in Akita