This is a very old Japanese painting depicting what appears to be a very happy Lord who is dancing at news delivered by a Samauri. The third figure may be an attendant of the Lord and seems to be thanking the heavens. It is more rare because it is a true painting, not a woodblock print. It is on what appears to be rice paper. The fact that it was a painting on scroll accounts for the creases. I obtained it many years ago at auction and believe it to be at least as old as the 18th or 19th C. as compared to other examples that have been dated. It is unsigned.
The older man is wealthy, as indicated by the gold in his clothing. His left hand cannot be seen and may be missing. His
The size of the frame is 17.5" X 22.5". It has been a long time since it was framed, so I do not remember the exact dimensions of the art, but I estimate that it is about 9.5" X 15".
I had it framed in a way that compliments the art and which reflects Japanese design. It is under UV protected glass.
Any information that others might have about this work will be appreciated.
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