Scroll Painting: "Cranes under Sun"

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Artist Chihuha OTAKE (1878-1937)
Title "Cranes under Sun" (given name)
Date Early-Showa period, ca1920/30.
Image Size Painting size: 16 1/4 x 43 3/4.
Technique Painting itself is colored inks on silk and "gofun-white" as splashing wave.
Mounting Size Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 21 3/8 x 78 overall.
Mounting Details Tannish silk (artwork) mounted against silver silk, then laid on tannish silk; narrow silk silver-gold "ichimonji" brocade top/bottom; matching silk brocade hanging "futai" at top; IVORY end-pieced bottom roller.
Condition Very Good to Excellent. Only a few tiny spots--overall, very minor flaws.
Comments A striking painting of two herons atop a rock; with waves splashing below and red sun overhead--nicely mounted as a hanging scroll. A unique, true one-of-a-kind artwork. Stored inside Japanese hand-made wooden box (not original).
Item # BG-243
Price $395 (Sold)