Apr 7, 2020



early 1800s

Gion Seitoku 祇園 井特

(Japanese, active late 1700s–early 1800s)

Hanging scroll, pillar painting; ink and color paper

Overall: 194.3 x 18.6 cm (76 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.); Painting only: 126.5 x 13.3 cm (49 13/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.272



This narrow hanging scroll, known as a pillar painting, is similar to the format of Shigemasa’s Two Beauties (see 1985.274).

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