Kyoto screen

Price:  3.600,00

Very refined and remarkable large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a continuous painting on gold leaf depicting different scenes and locations in Kyôto.

Some of the depicts locations are;
In the lower middle a gated temple complex with on the right a 5-story pagoda next to a building with a hip-and-gable roof; this complex is known as Tō-ji Temple 東寺 (“East Temple”), a Shingon Buddhist temple in the Minami-ku ward of Kyoto, Japan.
On the right the well-known Gingaku’ji 銀閣寺 (lit. “Temple of the Silver Pavilion”) is painted surrouned by a vast garden. A Zen temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto. It is one of the constructions that represents the Higashiyama Culture of the Muromachi period.

The back with a more modern inscribed and sealed label, attributing the screen to the artist Kanô Tsunenobu 狩野常信 (1636-1713), titling this screen ‘Famous places of Kyôto’ 京都名所 (Kyôto meisho), and with a seal to show that this piece is studied and approved by the Tenrankai 展覧会審査済 (a museum committee).

For a piece which originates some 310-360 years ago, it is in a good restored condition with traces of age and wear. Please take a close look at the restoration in the middle.
As the painting itself is still in such a good condition, it may suggest to a more recent touch up by the committee of high quality. Please take a look at the photos for a condition reference.
Edo period – End 17th century.
All these scenes are bordered by shiny dense golden clouds. The panels are surrounded by two silk borders, a thin dark brown and grey one, and a wide light brown and gold one. The screen is protected by a black lacquer wooden frame with its original protective hardware.

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: 376 cm (2 x 64 cm, 4 x 62 cm); Height: 171.9 cm.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B1202


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