The painting was suffering severe damage in the middle section.
The mineral pigments were also widely exfoliated. After a close
consultation with the owner we decided that a major restoration
using complementary colours and brushes was not necessary and
it was better to keep the painting in it’s current condition.
The piece was then mounted on gold brocade which was dyed for
an antique effect and meibutsu-kire (famous fabric) called koya-kire
was used consistent with its age.
Period: Late Edo period, 1800-1868
Form: Hanging scroll painting (Buddhist mounting)