sengoku period clothing

Birds and riverA six-panel folding screen ARTISTHara Zaichu (1750-1837)DATEEdo Period (1615-1867), 19th centuryMEDIUMInk, pigments, gofun and gold on paperDIMENSIONS106 by 268 cmSIGNATURE Hara Zaichu; artist’s sealsNOTESKanagu with Kiku (emperor’s seal) The fine traditional composition shows very well defined birds and chrysanthemums with other flowers on a river, while the sky is left unpainted in plain paper, sprinkled with gold and silver flakes to render the clouds.Pupil of Maruyama Okyo (1733-95), Hara Zaichu is one of the prominent Kyoto artists of his...

Heishi
Kuro-Negoro HeishiMuromachi period (1392-1568), 15th centuryRitual sake vessel with urushi-e design of cranes, pine trees, turtles, and bambooTurned and assembled wood; the entire surface lacquered black and decorated in red lacquerHeight: 38 cmProvenance:Manno collection, OsakaFrom the ancient times up until the Heian Period, sake was brewed mainly as an offering to the gods and served in Shinto shrines in unglazed earthenware vessels. From Kamakura period onwards, large size wooden vessels (heishi) became popular and banquets were held for ceremonies and festivals, where people took turns...

Carpe tra flutti marini
Folding screen with carps and seaweedKano Eigaku (1790-1867)Late Edo periodo (1615-1867), 19th centurySix-panel folding screen (byobu)Ink on silver ground, 134 x 360 cmThe screen is decorated with an extremely dynamic composition representing some carps while wriggling between the waves of the sea surrounded by thick bushes of seaweeds. Born in Kyoto, Kano Eigaku (1790 -1867) studied under his father-in-low Kano Eishun, by whom he had been adopted. As a member of the Kyo-Kao school, he became a leading Kano painter in the late Edo Period and worked in the Kyoto imperial palace. His...

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