Poppies

 Six-panel folding screens

 

SCHOOL Rinpa School
DATE Edo period, 17th century
MEDIUM Ink, color and gold leaf on paper
DIMENSIONS 112 by 280 cm 

 

Six-panel Japanese folding screen representing some poppies on a golden ground. The poppies are all completely white excepts for tree red flower that sprouts in the left part of the composition and some chrysanthemums in the center.

The term Rimpa (or Rinpa) derives from the combination of the last syllable of Kōrin’s name and the world ha (converted into pa), which means “school”. It was used to describe a highly sophisticated decorative style initiated by the painter Tawaraya Sōtatsu in the early seventeenth century and was continued by the Kōrin brothers in the next century. It is characterised by a use of defined outlines and striking combinations of colours and had a notable influence on painting on silk, screens, fans, ceramics, lacquer and ritual objects.
 

 

INVENTORY NR: byo-1073

Japanese screen for sale. Price on application. 

 

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