Scroll Painting by Kouyasan: "Dragon Bon-Ji"

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Artist Kouyasan
Title "Dragon Bon-Ji"
(given name)
Date Taisho to early-Showa period, ca1920/40's.
Image Size Painting size: 12 3/8 x 47 1/2.
Technique Painting itself is of black "sumi" inks on light tan paper.
Mounting Size Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 22 1/2 x 75 overall.
Mounting Details Light tanish paper (artwork) mounted on gold flower-patterned gold silk; gold flower-patterned silk "ichimonji" brocade top/bottom; brown lacquered wooden end-pieced bottom roller.
Condition Good to Very Good.
(Scattered marks/spotting; some soiling.) Some curling (typical of scroll-mounts), yet hangs quite well.
Comments Very boldly and expressively painted dragon/snake-like figure--nicely mounted as a hanging scroll. A unique, truly one-of-a-kind artwork.
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Item # BG-835
Price $475 (Sold/VB)