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07/16 19:49 EDT

A Beautiful Edo Watercolor of a Samurai and a Lady
July 2014 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This is a very fine 18th – 19th century watercolor of a samurai in full armor seated on a small bench at the side of a house. We can only speculate as to what the picture portrays. Our guess is that a samurai is saying farewell to his wife as he departs for a battle somewhere.

The print has a wonderfully balanced composition. The colors are vivid and have no fading. The lady holds a piece of her kimono up to her face and covers the lower part of her face...

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