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1910s Japanese scroll painting SAGE & clamâs dream by KIKUEI

1910s Japanese scroll painting SAGE & clam’s dream by KIKUEI

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1412049
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Late Meiji (1900s - 1910s) Japanese scroll painted with ink and color on paper depicting an unusual version of shinkiro (the dream of a clam shell) - the mirage of Dragon King Ryujin’s palace appearing on swirling vapors in the breath of a clam shell, which in this painting is held by a smiling sage wearing a long robe with a double gourd tied to his belt. Wonderful painting, exceptionally well painted face, beautiful subtle use of ink washes, perfectly captured mood of the scene. Inscribed with a short poem and a red seal, signed KIKUEI followed by two red seals of the artist, paper mounts, wooden scroll ends, in great condition. Painting size 36 x 15.5 inches, scroll size 52 x 18.75 inches.