In his hands he holds his staff topped with a skull. Scene from the story of the Hell Courtesan (Jigoku dayu), as described by Santo Kyoden. Ikkyu converted the courtesan to a religious life and educated her. Signed and sealed at lower right by the artist: Sunshu (not identified). Ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Painting 34 ¼ x 8 in. Mounting 55 x 11 ½ in. Mounting a bit dry, causing some horizontal ribs, waterstain/streak. Otherwise very good condition. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Paintings & Scrolls”. The seller is “wtacentury” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.
- Type: Paintings, Scrolls & Prints
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1900-1940
- Primary Material: Silk & Fabric
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Brown