Pair of tall two-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) by Saiki Baisen

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Price:  3.300,00

A captivating pair of tall two-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screens) by Saiki Baisen 斎木梅僊 (active Meiji period 1868-1912) displays a continuous, intricate painting on lustrous gold leaf. The artwork vividly portrays the intense moment of Yoritomo’s hunting party engaging in a fierce battle against a giant wild boar on the plains of Mount Fuji.

The scene is at its dramatic climax as the warrior Nitta Tadatsune 仁田忠常 (1167-1203) bravely clings to the back of the massive boar, determinedly driving his dagger into its neck. The boar, riddled with arrows, is shown tumbling, its immense weight falling upon some less fortunate retainers. Yet, the boar is not the sole focus of the hunt; elsewhere in the scene, a rider adorned in elaborate armour pursues deer, a fox, and a tanuki, while other warriors on foot aim their arrows at fleeing rabbits.

All of this action unfolds on the vast plains with the iconic Mount Fuji rising majestically in the background, adding a sense of grandeur.

One screen signed “Painting by Baisen” 梅僊画, and both sealed with a 2-character name seal in red: “Baisen” 梅僊.

Saiki Baisen 斎木梅僊, a Nanga painter based in Osaka, was active during the Meiji period. He is noted for his inclusion in the roster of painters who participated in the 1882 painting competition.

Mounted by two silk borders, a thin dark brocade one, and a broad light ecru one. Framed with black lacquered wood equipped with protective hardware with intricate floral motifs.

Period: Japan – Meiji period (1868-1912).

Total width both screens 379.2 cm.
Width single screen 189.6 cm (2 x 94.8 cm), Height 170.8 cm.

The screens are in a very good condition with some loss of paint conform age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

The folding screens are ideal for mounting flat on a wall and presenting as a single work of art.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : C1077+C1078


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