Large 6 panel screen fans on goldleaf
Price: € 1.850,00
Fantastic, large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with refined paintings on gold leaf featuring a collection of 22 sensu 扇子 (folding fans), showcasing an array of unique scenes.
Among these scenes, you’ll discover tranquil depictions inspired by ‘The Tale of Genji’ 源氏物語 (Genji Monogatari), like a bugaku dance performance by page girls from chapter 24 ‘Butterflies’ 胡蝶 (Kochô).
Furthermore, the folding screen also hosts dynamic portrayals of renowned battles. Some vividly capture the action-filled moments of the distinguished daimyô Toyotomi Hideyoshi 豊臣秀吉 (1537-1598), recognizable by the tiger skin scabbard. Others bring to life the epic clashes of the Genpei War源平合戦 (1180-1185), showing the troops from the Taira Clan, also known as ‘Heike’, identifiable by the red banners they carry.
The vibrant polychrome paintings are set on a gold leaf background. The panels are mounted by two brocade silk borders, a thin black brocade one, and a broad blue one with a flower design. Protected by a black lacquer wooden frame with its original hardware.
They are in a very good original condition with some minor traces of wear consistent with age. One upper beam with a defect only noticeable from the back, see last photo. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Total width: 379.8 cm (2 x 64.9 cm, 4 x 62.5 cm); Height: 172.5 cm.
Period: Japan – Meiji period (1868-1912).
The folding screen is ideal for mounting flat on a wall and presenting as a single work of art.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.