Impressive and old scroll painting - Handpainted on paper - 'Flying Dragon and Waterfall' - With signature 'Baisho' 梅笑 - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Description
Impressive and old scroll painting - Handpainted on paper - 'Flying Dragon and Waterfall' - With signature 'Baisho' 梅笑 - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Good condition, see description - 186×65×4 cm

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.

Dimensions:
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.

Will be carefully packaged and sent by registered mail.

Lot details
Object
Impressive and old scroll painting
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Handpainted on paper
Period
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
'Flying Dragon and Waterfall' - With signature 'Baisho' 梅笑
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
186×65×4 cm
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