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Hakutosen, Noh Play

[ Noh Player ]
Reference Number
" Noh Player " Hakutosen
Yamakawa Eiga (1878 -1947)

Eiga was born in Tokyo in the 11th year of the Meiji era.
His real given name was Hojiro.
Eiga is a pseudonym.
From around 1895, he studied Japanese-style painting under Satake Eiko.
Later, Eiga became a disciple of Kobori Tomoto.
In 1898, Eiga participated in establishing the Koji-Kai along with Imamura Shiko and some other pupils of Kobori Tomoto.
Eiga also flourished at the Nihon Kaiga Kyokai, Nihon Bijutsu-In, Tatsumi-Kai Exhibition and others.
He served as an adjudicator of the Bunten and Teiten Exhibitions.
After the Second World War in 1946, he sent a piece of work to the First Nitten Exhibition, however, he deceased next year at the age of 69.
Eiga was good at painting Yamato-e-like historical scenes and portraits.
Highest Value = about US$ 78 hundred

Signature & Seal
Part of Drawing
Silk, 113 x 35.5 cm ( 44.5 x 14 inches )
Silk, 200 x 48 cm ( 78.7 x 18.9 inches )
Roller End Material
Hard Plastic
Wood Box

There are spots and stains to some extent.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.
The motif is a Noh performer.
Noh is traditional Japanese performing art.
They play their roles with Noh masks on.
The title of this painting is "Hakutosen".
It is one of famous stories of Noh.
The principal player is painted elaborately.
The scroll looks nice.
Please note that this scroll is not authenticated by any appraiser.

USD 298
Noh Player in front of Matsu Japanese Pine Tree
Rakkan Signature & Stamp of Yamakawa Eiga
Signature & Seal
Noh Performer with Noh Mask on
Noh Performer with Mask on
In Kakemono Wooden Box
In Kakemono Wooden Box
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