Tall, 6-panel screen with geese above sea with moon

Price:  2.100,00

A beautiful, tall six-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with a Nanga-style monochrome painting of geese in a sea landscape.
The artwork showcases a pair of wild geese gliding gracefully across the turbulent waves of the sea, their wings outstretched in flight. Above them, a full moon shines brightly, illuminating gently the surrounding scene. The waves crash and splash below them.

On the left signed, dated and inscribed and sealed with two character name seals. Signed ‘Keidô’ 渓堂. Dated ‘During the summer of the Fifth month of the year of the Wood Dog of the Meiji period’ 明治甲戌夏五月, that is 1874. And the artist has also written ’63’ 六十三 probably referring to the fact that he produced this work at the age of 63.

Done in black ink 墨 (sumi) on paper. Surrounded by two silk brocade borders, a thin white one, and a wide green one with a scrolling foliage design. Protected by a black lacquer wooden frame with their original hardware.

Total width: 368.4 cm (2 x 62.8 cm and 4 x 60.7 cm); Height: 170.9 cm.

Considering the age, the byôbu is in a good restored condition with traces of wear conform age, like some paper loss in front and at the back. Please look at the restorations of the hinges. Non-uniform discolouration of the paper. For a clear condition reference, please look at the photos.

The folding screen is 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. : B4514


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