japanese screens

Flowers from the four seasonsMid Edo Period (1615-1867)Six fold screenInk, pigments and gofun on gold ground, 66 x 221 cm Small and elegant screen decorated with an ideal landscape where various species for flowers and plants are portraied. In the background, gold coulds are realized in gold-foil or flakes, depending on their distance. Japanese screen  for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: byo-867 

Field of Pinks and Rising Moon Momoyama period, early 17th century Six-panel folding screen; ink, colors, gold leaf and silver on paper.166 x 360 cm  A field of wild pinks (nadeshiko; Dianthus superbus) blooms under a rising moon in this six-panel folding screen. The anonymous artist arranged the flowers, a relative of the carnation, in dense, rhythmical clusters in three horizontal registers in the lower half of the screen, above which clouds of gold leaf merge with the gilded sky. Interspersed between the layers of flowers are passages where flecks of silver foil, now...

Rakuchū Rakugai ZuViews of Kyoto

Edo period, mid 17th century

Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, colors, and gold on paper
Each 121 by 282 cm  Folding screens depicting the ancient capital city of Kyoto and its surroundings (rakuchū rakugai zu) are among the most popular genres of Japanese painting. The broad surfaces of folding screens (byōbu) were ideally suited to the panoramic cityscape, as they afforded artists opportunities both to present sweeping vistas of the capital and to focus on details of everyday life in the city. Kyoto screens first appear in documents in the...

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