Scroll Painting: "Bat Against Full Moon"

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Artist Unidentified/unread
Title "Bat Against Full Moon"
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Date Late-Edo to early-Meiji period, ca1840's/1860's.
Image Size Painting size: 6 1/8 x 8 1/8.
Technique Painting itself is of black and grey "sumi" inks on tan paper.
Mounting Size Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 8 1/8 x 49 overall.
Mounting Details Tanish paper (artwork) mounted on dark green cloud-patterned silk; shiny gold-patterned gold silk "ichimonji" brocade top/bottom; dark brown wood end-pieced bottom roller.
Condition Very Good to Nearly Excellent.
(Small marks scattered along right edge; light wear/soiling. Overall quite clean. Minimal wrinkling--hangs nicely.)
Comments A delightfully rendered "sumi-e" painting of a black bat seen flying against a full moon--nicely mounted as a hanging scroll. A unique, truly one-of-a-kind artwork. Stored inside original Japanese hand-made wooden box.
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Item # BG-247
Price $1100