Antique Shosei Japanese Scroll Travelling Lady
A beautifully executed Meiji era handpainted silk scroll backing estimated to be from the Meiji era (1900s). The signature and seal of the artist Shosei is on the bottom right of the centrepiece of the artwork.
A beautifully detailed depiction of a lady probably from a noble house travelling in winter with her entourage.
The upper crosspiece known as hyoumoku is karaki wood. The lower crosspiece also known as jiku is a also karaki wood with bone caps on the roller. The mounting or heri is silk. The honshi or artwork is also in good condition.
Silk brocade strips also known as ichimoji run across the top and bottom of the centre piece of the artwork.
Hand made washi is also used for the scroll backing and is traditionally used in all antique scrolls.
The scroll is in very good condition for its age with very little signs of foxing and toning.
Dimensions: approximately 1.84 metres in length 57 cm width. Length of roller 63 cm.
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|Dimensions||184 × 57 cm|
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