Playing turtles - Y?kame no zu
|Sealed:||Chinnen & Sonan (椿年 & 楚南)|
|Size:||189 x 49 cms (mounting)|
114 x 42 cms (painting)
74 x 19 inch (mounting)
45 x 17 inch (painting)
|Technique:||sumi on paper|
|Condition:||Mounting of green silk; black wooden rollers, wooden box.|
Very good condition: some superficial wrinkles and one faint stain (visible between the two groups of turtles); The top part of the mounting has some wear (backside) - hardly visible from the front.
|Literature:||Jack Hillier, The Uninhibited Brush, chapter 15 (esp. plate 245).|
This painting illustrated in A Brush with Animals - Japanese Paintings 1700-1950, published in 2008, p. 181 (plate A43).