Scroll Painting: Gakusui IDE "Cranes in Pine Tree"

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Artist Gakusui IDE (1899-??)
Title "Cranes in Pine Tree"
(given name)
Date Early-Showa period, ca1930/40's.
Image Size Painting size: 16 3/4 x 48 1/4.
Technique Painting itself is black and grey "sumi," with brown and red colored inks and white "gofun" on light tan silk.
Mounting Size Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 22 x 83 1/4 overall.
Mounting Details 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.
Condition Very Good+++.
(Half-inch damage top right edge; scattered light spotting; light wear. Quite clean. Nearly wrinkle-free, hangs nicely.)
Comments A very attractive painting of two white cranes seen perched atop a pine tree, hand-painted by a well-known woodblock print artist (see Gakusui's "Two Herons") of the pre-War period--nicely mounted as a hanging scroll. A unique, truly one-of-a-kind artwork.
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Item # BG-538
Price $1,150 (Reserved--SS/RAG)