Hanging Scroll of Mary and Baby Jesus Striking work on silk by Japanese artist
[Japan] Impressive painting on silk showing the baby Jesus being cradled in the arms of Mary. The detail and colouring are very good. Although the painting is signed and stamped, we have been unable to decipher the signatures. The artist may have been connected with the Goseda school. It was certainly someone very skilled. Presumably in its original box.
Artist unknown. c1880-1910.
Scroll measures approx. 200 x 55cm (painting itself 114 x 42cm).
In good to very good condition. Some minor spotting, mostly on Mary's clothing. Some minor stains and spotting at upper and lower part of scroll (not on painting itself). Small closed tear below Mary's foot has been previously repaired. The two silk futai (tassels) hanging down from the top are almost separated from the top. Box in very good condition. s33050944