Large 6-panel Rinpa School-style byôbu 屏風
Price: € 3.800,00
A very lovely, large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with a refined continuous Rinpa School-style painting of many different types of chrysanthemums 菊 (kiku) and asters 野菊 (nogiku).
Several clutches with a great variety of chrysanthemums and asters are in full bloom and they each show their unique form and colour. Varying from white, red, (soft) pink, blue and orange. A serene space surrounds the flowers, accentuated by gold speckled clouds. The serene touch of the painting is reminiscent of the style of the Rinpa School.
This multi-coloured painting is set on a paper background, and the chrysanthemum flowers are painted by using shell paste 胡粉 (gofun) in low relief.
The panels are surrounded with a brown silk border, and are protected by a black lacquer wooden frame.
Period: Japan – Early Meiji period (Second half 19th century).
Total width: 385.8 cm (2 x 65.5 cm and 4 x 63.7 cm); Height: 182.8 cm.
The screen shows signs of old repairs and general wear. Considering the age, which is approximately 120-140 years old, the byôbu is in a good condition. Please see the photos for a condition reference.
The folding screen is ideal for mounting flat on a wall and presenting as a single work of art.
The Rinpa School was a key part of the Edo period revival of indigenous Japanese artistic interests described by the term yamato-e. Paintings, textiles, ceramics, and lacquerwares were decorated by Rinpa artists with vibrant colours applied in a highly decorative and patterned manner. Favoured themes, which often contained evocative references to nature and the seasons, were drawn from Japanese literature, notably The Tale of Genji, The Tales of Ise, and Heian-period poems composed by courtiers. (From the MET museum).
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.