Large byobu Rinpa School painting
Price: € 2.850,00
Beautiful large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with a refined continuous Rinpa School painting of a luscious flower garden.
It is filled with various bunches of different chrysanthemum flowers 菊 (kiku) in red, yellow, and white. The flowers are painted by using shell paste 胡粉 (gofun) in relief.
In Japan chrysanthemums are believed to represent happiness, love, longevity and joy.
The multicoloured painting is set on a silver leaf background. Silver leaf continuously undergoes the process of oxidation, which creates a beautiful aged patina.
The serene touch of the painting is reminiscent of the style of the Rinpa-school.
An attributive seal in the lower left corner reading ‘Kansei’ 澗聲. This seal was used by the famous Ogata Kôrin 尾形光琳, but this painting is not a work by his hand. It is rather a homage by a student that followed the school of Rinpa.
The panels are surrounded by two silk borders, a thin black one, and a wide brown one. The screen is protected by a wooden frame.
Considering the age, which is at least 200 years old the byôbu is in a very good condition. The painting has some minimal signs of age, wear and old restorations. The mounting has some wear along the edges. Please take a close look at the photos for a clear condition reference.
Total width: 370.4 cm (2 x 63 cm and 4 x 61.1 cm); Height: 169.4 cm.
This room divider can be mounted flat on a wall and be presented as one piece of art.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.