Painting on the Theme of a Mountain Cottage at Evening.
[KAKEMONO - HANGING SCROLL] Kamisaka SEKKA, artist. "YAMAGA YU^KEIZU" PAINTING ON THE THEME OF A MOUNTAIN COTTAGE AT EVENING. Hanging scroll, image size 120 X 37.5 cm. Beautifully mounted on brocade with dark wooden jiku. The painting is signed and sealed by Sekka (1866-1942), the foremost master of Rimpa painting in the 20th Century in Japan. The style is that of late Sekka Rimpa quite reminiscent of his work in the book UTA-E, which was published in 1934. Probably from the late 1920s to the very beginning of the 30s. The brushwork and calligraphy are first-rate, the presentation impeccable. A lovely evocation of tradition in 20th century Japan as the pictured woman and her child work and play out of doors in the moonlight (an echo of Yamamba and Kintaro^, perhaps?) In a newish wooden box and outer cardboard slipcase with written title label.