by [KAKEMONO - HANGING SCROLL] Kamisaka SEKKA, art
SEKKA Kamisaka. [KAKEMONO - HANGING SCROLL] Kamisaka SEKKA, artist. "YAMAGA YÛKEIZU" PAINTING ON THE THEME OF A MOUNTAIN COTTAGE AT EVENING. Hanging scroll, image size 120 X 37.5 cm. Beautifully mounted on brocade with dark wooden jiku. The painting is signed and sealed by Sekka (1866-1942), the foremost master of Rimpa painting in the 20th Century in Japan. The style is that of late Sekka Rimpa quite reminiscent of his work in the book UTA-E, which was published in 1934. Probably from the late 1920s to the very beginning of the 30s. The brushwork and calligraphy are first-rate, the presentation impeccable. A lovely evocation of tradition in 20th century Japan as the pictured woman and her child work and play out of doors in the moonlight (an echo of Yamamba and Kintarô, perhaps?) In a newish wooden box and outer cardboard slipcase with written title label.
(Inventory #: 87804)