Hanging scroll painting - Silk - Kame (Tortues) - Avec sceau 'Shuntoku' 春徳 - Japan - 1903 (Meiji period)

Description
Hanging scroll painting - Silk - Kame (Tortues) - Avec sceau 'Shuntoku' 春徳 - Japan - 1903 (Meiji period)
Good condition, see description - 189×54×1 cm

Hanging scroll painting - Silk - Kame (Tortues) - With a 'Shuntoku' 春徳 seal - Japan - 1903 (Meiji period)

Kame

Unknown painter

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.

Lot details
Object
Hanging scroll painting
Technique
Ink
Material
Silk
Period
1903 (Meiji period)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
Kame (Tortues) - Avec sceau 'Shuntoku' 春徳
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
189×54×1 cm
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