Fine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at NikkoFine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at NikkoFine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at NikkoFine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at NikkoFine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at NikkoFine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at NikkoFine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at NikkoFine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at NikkoFine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at Nikko

Fine old detailed watercolor painting of a Japanese temple, signed at lower left "S. Numabe" or "S. Numade", the work itself 18" by 25". I can't find a listing for the name but the work is so fine that I am certain a collector of travel and exploration art will find this very interesting. I lean towards the work probably dating to the early 20th century. This complex and impressive work was awkwardly framed years ago, without glass, in a simple wood frame. The paper was amateurishly affixed at corners/edges to an old illustration board, then crudely stuffed into the cheap framing situation, causing ballooning of the paper. the pressure eventually causing a roughly horizontal 8" tear in the brittle paper at lower right, and loss of the extreme right lower corner. I imagine that could all be repaired. The watercolor needs to be removed from frame and flattened, then reframed with a proper mat. It is a survivor for sure. I've tried my best to illustrate the condition situation. The detail is fine, the colors mellow and delicate; all in all I think it is a rarely seen and unusual item. From comparison to image online, I believe this likely to be the Toshogu Shrine at Nikko.

ITEM ID
JB03144
MEDIA
Watercolor
ORIGIN
Asia • Asian, Japan • Japanese

Fine detail large old signed original watercolor painting of Japanese temple possibly Toshogu Shrine at Nikko

$975

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