Here we have a Kano School Japanese fan painting on paper from the first part to the 1800s. The serene scene harkens to a group of people seeing someone across a great sea, maybe someone who passed on. The style is definitely from the Kano School. I can't find another example of a Japanese painting using the borders of fan, but not actually on a fan. Pretty interesting artwork and method.
The rare piece was among a group of artwork from the 18th and 19th centuries. On the reverse there is an old "Genuine" tag, with an inscription reading "Kano School 1801 - 1854." To learn more about the Kano School of painting, visit the Wikipedia page here.
The Kano artwork measures 24" x 14.5". The paper is heavy and cream colored. The piece could use a restoration. It has significant staining in the lower left and upper right corners, some of which spills into the painting. There is one vertical stain in between the distant figure and the rest of the crew. The corners have some wear as well. The artwork is sold AS IS> Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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This is a well-executed painting done in a rare format. Don't miss out.