||"Bat Against Full Moon"
||Late-Edo to early-Meiji period, ca1840's/1860's.
||Painting size: 6 1/8 x 8 1/8.
||Painting itself is of black and grey "sumi" inks on tan paper.
||Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 8 1/8 x 49 overall.
||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.
||Very Good to Nearly Excellent.
(Small marks scattered along right edge; light wear/soiling. Overall quite clean.
Minimal wrinkling--hangs nicely.)
||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.