||Gakusui IDE (1899-??)
||"Cranes in Pine Tree"
||Early-Showa period, ca1930/40's.
||Painting size: 16 3/4 x 48 1/4.
||Painting itself is black and grey "sumi," with brown and red colored inks and white "gofun" on light tan silk.
||Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 22 x 83 1/4 overall.
||Light tanish silk (artwork) mounted on dark green patterned silk; with different pink cloud-patterned gold silk used top and bottom; brown flower-patterned gold silk
"ichimonji" brocade top/bottom; brown flower-patterned gold silk brocade
hanging "futai" at top; BONE end-pieced bottom roller.
(Half-inch damage top right edge; scattered light spotting; light wear. Quite clean. Nearly wrinkle-free, hangs nicely.)
||A very attractive painting of two white cranes seen perched atop a pine tree, hand-painted by a well-known woodblock print
(see Gakusui's "Two Herons")
of the pre-War period--nicely mounted as a hanging
scroll. A unique, truly one-of-a-kind artwork.