Hanging scroll painting - Silk - Kame (Tortues) - With a 'Shuntoku' 春徳 seal - Japan - 1903 (Meiji period)
Seal: 'Shuntoku' 春徳
Meiji period, 'Mizunoto-u' 癸卯 (1903)
Roll, painting and mounting on silk.
H 127 cm - W 42 cm (H 189 cm - L 54 cm)
The turtle is a symbol of longevity. According to a Japanese legend "cranes live 1,000 years, turtles live 10,000 years". Many objects and paintings depict turtles in Japanese art. In this work 75 turtles are depicted, each with a different, sometimes comical expression. It is certainly a highly auspicious scroll painting.
- Hanging scroll painting
- 1903 (Meiji period)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Kame (Tortues) - Avec sceau 'Shuntoku' 春徳
- Good condition, see description
- 189×54×1 cm