Japanese Framed 17th Century Painted Scroll Fragment
This charming Japanese artwork was originally part of a larger scroll painted on rice paper. It dates back to the mid 17th century but probably framed in the 1800s.
The image features two quail foraging amid plants and delicate pink and blue flowers. A patterned blue matte borders the painting. Finally, a gilt faux bamboo frame completes this ornamental work.
The painting is attributed to Japanese artist Tosa Mitsuoki ( 1617-1691 ).
17″ high x 17″ wide framed
13″ high x 11″ wide image
Circa Mid 17th Century