200.5 x 63.4 cms (mounting) 126 x 50.7 cms (painting)
79 x 25 inch (mounting) 50 x 20 inch (painting)
sumi on paper
Paper mounting with a cherry blossom branch painted by one Hanrei (般令), who does not figure in the literature. Butterflies painted in lieu of ichimonji. Multicolour lacquer rollers, new wooden box. Very good overall condition, some light abrasions in places.
Araki p. 2065 Painted mountings do occur occasionally, but in this case the combination is especially successful and striking. Truly a painting for the coming season!