Japanese Art:Paintings


Japanese Nakayama Shuko Showa Silk Scroll Painting Kakejiku Maiko
item#: 1439138
price: $400.00
Japanese Taisho to early Showa period Nihonga kakejiku scrolled painting on silk mounted as a screen panel by Nakayama Shuko (b. 1897) depicting two young beauties, possibly maiko, standing among autumn leaves dressed in elaborate floral kimono with gilt highlights. One beauty holds a fan in her right hand. The artist's black ink signature and red seal are at the lower right. Nakayama Shuko was a pupil of Toshikata Mizuno and was active in the 1920s and 1930s. Including the gold silk mounting, the painting measures 59 1/2" x 26 1/8". Very good overall condition with only minor traces of soiling evident. The painting is mounted to a hard backing and hangs from a brass decorative hanger at the center top. This painting is from the estate of Col. John E. Baird, provost marshal of the Eighth U.S. Army in Korea. Baird was accused of having an affair with an assistant, Kim Soo-im, who was tried and executed by South Korea on grounds of being a spy.

Japanese Nakayama Shuko Showa Silk Scroll Painting Kakejiku Maiko
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