Posted by Jo (188.8.131.52) on May 24, 2015 at 23:19:20:
I found this framed in a local consign shop. The gentleman said the owners had quite a bit of Asian art.
I will post this is 3 pieces so you can see each close.
It is very nicely framed with the corners of the frame done is lim mortise and tenon joints. It is double matted with one matt being black linen, as well as anti glare glass, so the framing was expensive in the day.
Dilemma one: The picture back is a board. It has a sticker that reads JASPO-I-43 with other writing. I've spent the day searching but can't find anything. My worry is did they just close the frame with the board or is it mounted on the board which I know can be bad.
Dilemma two: The 3 separate prints were not lined up perfectly when making this tryptic, but definitely belong as one.
Dilemma three: They have a 2nd one of what looks like horse races and people in the stands viewing and celebrating and an army gentleman in one of the prints. It is also a tryptic, but since I don't love as much I didn't photo it, but framing and backing board are the same so I assume purchased at the same time. The colors are far richer on the other so I am wondering if they should be bolder on the one I do like.
Any thoughts on what this tryptic is called?
Is it a true tryptic?
Is it worth purchasing to open it up and see if it has been mounted on the board?
I can upload the label from the back if anyone has any clues that can help me figure out it's origin.
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