Scroll Painting: "Swallows"

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Artist Unidentified
Title "Swallows" ("Tsubame")
(given name)
Date Late-Meiji period, ca1880/1900.
Image Size Painting size: 12 1/4 x 46 3/4.
Technique Painting itself is black, grey, and brown "sumi-ink" on paper.
Mounting Size Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 13 5/8 x 73 1/2 overall.
Mounting Details Paper (artwork) mounted on grey/white-patterned paper; gold flower-patterned brown colored silk "ichimonji" brocade top/bottom; black lacquered wood end-pieced bottom roller.
Condition Good to Very Good. (Backside repair (4-inch) to upper/left artwork; light/moderate toning; light wear/soiling. Some curling, typical of scroll mounts, but hangs nicely.)
Comments An attractive "sumi-e" painting of two swallows in flight under a willow--nicely mounted as a hanging scroll. A unique, truly one-of-a-kind artwork.
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Item # BG-254
Price $325 (Sold/ES)