Large 6 panel screen with genre painting

Price:  3.800,00

An elaborate, large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) featuring a detailed genre painting on gold leaf, capturing the vibrancy of festive scenes from the Edo period.

Central to the piece is a procession of geisha and their maiko, leisurely strolling along a promenade to admire the cherry blossoms. Set in the backdrop is a glimpse into an establishment where samurai noblemen are seen relishing in leisure, enjoying red bream, and watching a dance performance set to shamisen music. In the forefront, the shrine gate stands, guarded by the deities of thunder and wind, Raijin 雷神 and Fūjin 風神.
The upper right corner of the screen presents a bustling waterfront scene with a variety of people in leisurely strolls. The other corners offer peeks into more intimate settings where individuals are engaged in smoking, eating, and celebrating.

All these diverse scenes are encased within rich gold leaf clouds. Framing the panels are two elegant silk borders – a slender brown brocade and a wider blue one adorned with a floral pattern, all set within a black lacquer wooden frame with its rich original hardware engraved with scrolling foliage.

Period: Japan – Late Edo period (First half 19th century).

Total width: 368.0 cm (2 x 62.6 cm, 4 x 60.7 cm); Height: 173.2 cm.

Considering its age (approx. 155-220 years old!) it is in a very good condition with some traces of age, wear and old restorations. Please have a close look at the photo of an old restoration in the upper right corner. For a clear condition reference, please look at the photos as well.

This room divider is light in weight and can be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B2043


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