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Watari Irako (1909-1994)
Yûhare - Evening sun
Signed: Irako
Seals: Irako
Technique: colours and gold on silk 43.5 x 50.3
Mounting: gold brocade and pink damask 143 x 66.1
Box: signed double
Condition: some patches in the mounting, otherwise very good

Box inscription: 夕霽れ Yûhare, Evening sun [sign:] 伊良子 Irako

The female artist Watarai Irako was born in the rural Atsumi District, Aichi Prefecture. She later moved to Nagoya. Irako was a wholehearted mountain painter who, before she started to paint, made sketches and drawings until she was satisfied. She was selected for the Seiryûsha exhibition in 1942.