Lot 134
A Japanese Ink Painting of a Geisha
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Ink on paper, two sheets in vertical format, loosely painted central image of a geisha with two heads of geishas above to right and left, framed, not examined outside of the frame.

Framed dimensions 40 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.; Sight size 33 x 12 1/2 in.

From the Collection of the late Sterling Boyd, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sterling Boyd was a consummate collector and Southern gentleman. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied art history at Sewanee: The University of the South, Oberlin College, and received his doctorate from Princeton University. He shared his enthusiasm for the fine arts through positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Boyd also taught and mentored future art historians at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and later headed the art department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Following his academic and museum careers, Sterling Boyd channeled his talents for interior design and decoration. His Raleigh apartment was a cabinet of curiosities, each item carefully collected from his world travels and perfectly placed in his jewel box of a home.

Appears to be mounting tape to reverse at top two corners and middle two sides now darkened and visible through the paper; some foxing; creases and fold lines.