Japanese Velvet Scroll Painting of Magpies and Chrysanthemums

c. 1850
$4,280 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 28.0" D: 1.5" H: 30.0"
Materials
Silk
Ink
Pigment
Velvet
Collection #
HIK003
Estimated Shipping
$108

This unusual painting on silk and velvet is originally from a 19th-century Japanese handscroll. The painting depicts a quiet scene of two black and white magpies flitting amidst chrysanthemum, beautifully drawn with delicate linework and a soft, subdued palette. One magpie rests on a trellis of spotted bamboo, while the other dives behind large purple spider chrysanthemum blossoms. A common motif in Japanese and Chinese art, the pairing of magpies and chrysanthemums conveys the visual idiom "may the entire family be content."

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