Impressive and old scroll painting - Handpainted on paper - 'Flying Dragon and Waterfall' - With signature 'Baisho' 梅笑 - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Imposing, beautiful handpainted scroll painting depicting a flying dragon in front of a waterfall
Japan, ca. 1880, Meiji period
Original painting on paper
Roller ends resin
Signed and sealed
Good condition. Age wear as depicted (some stain and wrinkles), see photos.
Total size: ca. 64,5 x 186 cm (excl. roller ends)
Painting size: ca. 51 x 91,5 cm
According to Chinese mythology, the Dragon’s Gate is located at the top of a waterfall cascading from a legendary mountain. Many carp swim upstream against the river’s strong current, but few are capable or brave enough for the final leap over the waterfall. If a carp successfully makes the jump, it is transformed into a powerful dragon. A Chinese dragon’s large, conspicuous scales indicate its origin from a carp. The Chinese dragon has long been an auspicious symbol of great and benevolent, magical power.
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- Impressive and old scroll painting
- Handpainted on paper
- Meiji period (1868-1912)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- 'Flying Dragon and Waterfall' - With signature 'Baisho' 梅笑
- Good condition, see description
- 186×65×4 cm