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Hanging scroll, Daikoku and Ebisu, Japan 19th century

Hanging scroll, Daikoku and Ebisu, Japan 19th century

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 300445

Please refer to our stock # 10096 when inquiring.
$ 300

Ebisu sits on a rock, a bamboo stalk in the hand, as if holding a fishing rod, a giant red carp stuck under his arm. Daikoku stands on rice bales and holds his hammer in the hand. Around them a split daikon and the coat and hat of invisibility. On the lower right two seals: Kachutei Ninsei (or Jinsei). Ink and colors on paper (black outlines are hand painted, NOT printed). Painted area 11 ¾ x 18 1/8 inches. Toned, several horizontal creases, some of them backed, few vertical creases restored, few tiny missing areas, overall stable condition. Ivory scroll ends, brocade mounting decorated with treasures.

Although no information on the artist was found, his works do show up from time to time. Stamped with the same seals.