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Japanese Urushi-e Painting by Hakuo Iriyama
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Japanese Urushi-e Painting by Hakuo Iriyama

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1970: Item # 1259235
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Beautiful framed Japanese urushi-e painting by artist Hakuo Iriyama (born 1904 in Shirone, Niigata). Urushi-e is a style of Japanese art in which colored lacquers are used, along with mica and metal elements as accents. This piece depicts Mount Fuji, raised against a deep blue background, with etched rock formations in bright gold and orange lacquer at its peak, fading to brown lacquer with silver mica-powder mists floating around it. Bright pink lacquer tree branches with blooming cherry blossoms reach up from the bottom of the painting, and are etched into the background. It is signed in kanji at the bottom, dated 1969 with pencil signature, red stamp, and image of Buddha on the back. A list of esteemed people who owned pieces by Hakuo Iriyama is featured on the back, including Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower, Elizabeth Taylor, and Pope John XXIII. Size: (artwork only) 17" height, 23.5" width (entire frame) 25.5" height, 31.5" width