Kanô School-style screen
Price: € 3.200,00
A lively large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a refined Kanô School-style painting on gold leaf of various birds resting along the waterfront surrounded by lush foliage.
In the bend on the left a pair of white herons stand in the water between some blooming blue irises 花菖蒲 (hanashôbu), near a weeping willow 柳 (yanagi). On the right a large slanting plum blossom tree in full bloom. A golden pheasant, and a pair of green pheasants are resting at its base. Surrounded by large red and white blooming tree peonies 牡丹 (botan).
The top and bottom of this scene are overlapped by dense golden clouds.
The panels are mounted with two silk borders, a thin green brocade one, and a wide light blue one with a flower motif. The folding screen is protected by a red lacquer wooden frame with its original hardware.
It is in a good condition with traces of age, wear and old restorations. Please check the photos for a condition reference.
This room divider is very light in weight and can also be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.
Total width: 367.2 cm (2 x 62.2 cm and 4 x 60.7 cm); Height: 170.6 cm.
The Kanô school (狩野派, Kanô-ha) is one of the most famous schools of Japanese painting. The Kanō school of painting was the dominant style of painting from the late 15th century until the Meiji period which began in 1868, by which time the school had divided into many different branches. The school began by reflecting a renewed influence from Chinese painting, but developed a brightly coloured and firmly outlined style for large panels decorating the castles of the nobility which reflected distinctively Japanese traditions, while continuing to produce monochrome brush paintings in Chinese styles. (From Wikipedia)
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.