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Japanese Antique Scroll of Crickets

Signature (on the lower right) reads: Ikkei Ukita. Ukita (1795 - 1859) was an artist from Kyoto and was known for reviving the Japanese traditional style of painting. His real name was Kiminobu Toyotomi. The first line in the calligraphy is an attestation by Chigusa Yuko (an aristorat). The following lines are a poem: Insects of spring dew in evening wind They chirp with unexpected timing. Painting dimensions: 38 3/4" h x 10 1/4" w, Overall dimensions: 80" h x 24 1/4" w x 1" d

First half of the 19th century
80" h x 24 1/4" w x 1" d
203.2cm h x 61.6cm w x 2.5cm d
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