Thursday, September 29, 2011
Silk Sumie Remount Scroll
We consulted and he asked me what cloth I would select to put into the scroll. I selected the cloud motif because there were no clouds in the painting that would be redundant, and the slate/grey color helped to bring out the skillfully drawn dark and light contrasts in the picture. I also retained the basic Fukuro Hyougu styling. Also, the most interesting thing about this scroll was the Jikusaki, which seemed to have a purple lacquer which I have never seen before.
I retained and used the original Hassou and Jikubou, so I had to be very careful to maintain consistent measurements. I took extra time in working on the mimiori of this scroll. I hope you enjoy seeing this scroll, because it is going back to the customer's house.
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Millimeters Size in Inches
天 Ten 117 354.51 13.96
絹本の幅さ Artwork Width 88 266.64 10.50
絹本の長さ Artwork Length 247 748.41 29.46
柱 Pillars 18 54.54 2.15