Large 6-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a continuous coast painting
Price: € 1.500,00
Large impressive 6-panel very old byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a continuous painting of the coast from Akashi to Seto, the north coast of the Inland Sea (Seto Naikai). A number of vertical paper tags are added, describing the different locations. We can see for instance the Suma-ward Ueno 須磨上野. So we look at the coast of Honshu seen from the south.
The screen depicts different places and aspects of daily life during the Edo-period.
Like fishermen that haul in the nets, activities on a temple complex, people having a pic-nic, a procession with the fief being transported in a kago (carriage), a rice-field with two cranes, and many other scenes.
In the lower right corner the seals of the artist. The screen has a brocade border and a wooden frame, both have imperfections and traces of age and wear.
All-over there are signs of age, wear and old repairs. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
The screen is approximately 150 – 200 years old. Maybe even older.
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: 374.2 cm (2 x 63.7 and 4 x 61.7 cm); Height: 172.6 cm.
Period: Late Edo period
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.