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Byobu-screen with a painting of a tsuru

Price:  1.800,00

Large six panel byobu-screen with a painting of a tsuru 鶴 (crane) tending to its nest high up in a pine tree, filled with five new born hungry chicks. The chicks eagerly hold their mouths up waiting impatiently for the food to be given by their mother. Cranes and the ever green pine trees are symbols of a long life.

The scene is spread graciously across the six panels, changing its intensity to create a sense of clouds drifting across the branches of the tree. In the ‘empty’ spaces left of the screen, with a few well placed stripes this feeling of being

The multi-coloured painting on paper is surrounded by a brocade green border with a black lacquered frame protected by its original metal hardware.

On the bottom right corner the screen signed and sealed by the artist Kunii Oyo 國井應陽 (1868-1923). The Maruyama-school painter from Kyôto signature reads ‘Oyo’ and the seals read ‘Seal of Oyo’ and ‘The mister Shisei’ (his go-name).

In the same area the screen is also dated 1919; ‘The beginning of the winter of the year of the Earth Sheap in the Taishô period’ 大正己未孟冬寫 (Taishô Tsuchinotohitsuji Môtô Sha).

Taishō period (1912-1926).

It is in a very good condition.

These kind of room dividers are light in weight and can also be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art. Total width: 333.0 cm (2 x 57.1 cm, 4 x 54.7 cm); Height: 153.2 cm.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

The Shijō school (四条派, Shijō-ha), also known as the Maruyama–Shijō school, was a Japanese school of painting. It was an offshoot school of the Maruyama school of Japanese painting founded by Maruyama Ōkyo, and his former student Matsumura Goshun in the late 18th century. This school was one of several that made up the larger Kyoto school. The school is named after the Shijō Street (“Fourth Avenue”) in Kyoto where many major artists were based. Its primary patrons were rich merchants in and around Kyoto/Osaka and also appealed to the kamigata who were of the established aristocrat and artisan families of the Imperial capital during the late 18th/19th centuries. The school’s style focuses on a Western-influenced objective realism, but achieved with traditional Japanese painting techniques. It concentrates less on the exact depiction of its subject, but rather on expressing the inner spirit and usually has an element of playfulness and humor compared to the Maruyama school. (From Wikipedia)

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