London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A Japanese lacquer rectangular panel
decorated in gold, silver and reddish hiramakie and nashiji with a central portrait of an old woman surrounded by shaped roundels of mountainous river landscapes, birds and butterlies among chrysanthemums on a ground of interlacing flowers -- 29½.in (75cm) high, (old wear, chips).
See Colour Plate.
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