PRECINCT OF THE JIGENDO TEMPLE (Tokyo, Japan)
Oil on canvas by ARRAH LEE GAUL (American) 1889-1981
Canvas 25x30inches (= 63x76cm) +frame.
This lovely painting used to hang in our sword room to great effect.
A gorgeous Japanese summer temple scene painted in the period 1950-57. The frame appears to be the original. (see images)
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Arrah Lee Gaul is well regarded and according to her obituary her work has been shown in museums in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Paris & London, She lectured at the Philadelphia College of Design and was a member of the famous group of artists "The Philadelphia Ten"
The joy of the painting is in the brilliant multi-layered and vibrant shades of summer green with the red architectural details of the temple in brilliant "popping" contrast. It works better among swords and armour than woodblock prints, I think this may be a matter of texture and colour.
The condition of picture and frame are good and it is ready to hang now. But I am advised that different computer screens may show the paint colours in slightly different ways.
I paid US$3,000 (£1,800) for it in Sothebys New York in 2000.
PRICE £650+ shipping at cost. Priced for a quick sale.
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