||"Turtles and Cherry Blossoms"
||Late-Showa period, ca1980's.
||Painting size: 13 1/4 x 38 1/4.
||Painting itself is colored pigments on tan silk, with "gofun" highlights for water.
||Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 18 x 71 1/2 overall.
||Tanish silk (artwork) mounted on green silk with tan/gold patterns; with different flower-patterned cream-colored silk used top and bottom; gold-patterned cream silk
"ichimonji" brocade top/bottom; gold-patterned cream-colored silk brocade
hanging "futai" at top; BONE end-pieced bottom roller.
(No flaws noted. Clean and wrinkle-free.)
||A very attractively painted composition of three turtles near a water's edge, under a blossoming cherry tree--nicely mounted as a hanging
scroll. A unique, truly one-of-a-kind artwork.