tall 6 panle screen Tosa School 土佐派 genre painting on gold leeft

Price:  3.900,00

A remarkable, tall six-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) displays a detailed Tosa School 土佐派 genre painting on gold leaf, vividly depicting the bustling festive activities of both commoners and the aristocracy during the Edo period.

The painting features scenes such as noble samurai watching a cockfight in a grand estate’s garden, devout individuals at a shrine dedicated to a white fox 狐 (kitsune), and street vendors peddling food and keepsakes. Individuals from various social classes are depicted enjoying the amenities of establishments, like offering views of wisteria 藤 (fuji), along with delights of food, tea, and music. A dramatic encounter unfolds on the left, where two groups of men, brandishing spears and swords, clash under banners displaying various family crests.
Please have a close look at the photos yourself to discover all the ongoing cheerful activities and refined details.

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

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

Total width: 367.4 cm (2 x 62.7 cm, 4 x 60.5 cm); Height: 170.6 cm.

Considering its age, it is in a very good condition with some traces of wear conform age and old restorations. Some repapering and upholstering of the hinges at the backside. For a condition reference, please have a look at the photos.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : C1024


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