scroll painting (art)

Printed scene on scroll in Chinese style. Shows a couple in the foreground, the woman carrying a sake container. Behind them is a man drinking sake; he has a gourd-shaped sake container. There is an inscription in top right referring to wine. On the reverse at top right is a seal in the shape of Ebisu or Daikoku, a Japanese seal, so although the scroll appears to be Chinese it must at one time have been in Japan, perhaps having a Japanese previous owner. The top has several tears in the paper.

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