Japanese hanging scroll depicting 3 Chinese scholars having wine and probably a good conversation at the table by the rock, with an attendant taking care of wine heating and pouring. There are fruit, books and some other items on a smaller picnic table. Ink and colors on paper, excellent quality painting in Japanese scholar’s style, great brushwork. Signed KOKEISAI in black ink and sealed SEIJI in red paste (see detail). Lengthy inscription in Japanese on the outside of the mounts dates the painting to August 15, 1960. Silk brocade mounts, bone scroll ends, some spotting along the left edge (see Enlargement 6). Scroll size 43x16 inches, painting size 18.5x12 inches.