Large screen depicting a temple complex
Price: € 3.300,00
Interesting, large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a detailed genre painting depicting a buzzling impressive temple complex.
The artwork offers a glimpse into various facets of daily life during the Edo period. Numerous individuals are depicted engaging in different activities:
A large crowd gathering in front of a large bronze temple bell 梵鐘 (bonshô);
A aerial cableway between 2 mountain tops;
a parade following a festive cart;
and people visiting a temple standing onto rafters, possibly the well-known Kiyomizu-dera 清水寺, and much more.
Take a moment to explore the images and uncover the various portrayals for yourself.
The scenes are surrounded by distinctive silver- gold leaf clouds with a relief design of circles. The polychrome painting is set on a dark gold leaf background, and surrounded by two silk borders, a thin green one, and a wide navy blue one with a golden fan design. The screen is protected by a black lacquered wooden frame with its original hardware.
Considering its age in a very good condition with traces of wear conform age and old restoration. Please have a close look at the photos for a clear condition reference.
The folding screen is ideal for mounting flat on a wall and presenting as a single work of art.
Total width 366.4 cm (2 x 62.2 cm and 4 x 60.5 cm), Height 173 cm. 1.6
Period: Japan – Late Edo period (First half 19th century).
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.