Stunning Painting of Shrine Entrance and Grounds Probably Hokusai school
[Japan] Absolutely stunning painting on silk of the entrance and grounds of a Japanese shrine. We see a lady with a baby on her back and a child running near her, and a two-sworded samurai walking closer to the shrine. An overhead lantern with a moon motif hangs in the centre between the two guardians on the left and right. A black bird and a white bird can be seen flying in the distance. The painting has been mounted on a scroll more recently and is in a modern, decorative card box.
Unknown artist. c1850.
Image: 44 x 35cm. Scroll: 108.5 x 57.5cm.
In fine condition. Very minor age wear to illustration. Otherwise fine. s34051204