Large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a Rinpa-style flower painting
Price: € 2.800,00
A beautiful large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a refined Rinpa-style painting of different types of chrysanthemums 菊 (kiku) with some pampas grasses 薄 (susuki) sticking out. The chrysanthemums are in nice shades of pink, yellow and white. Near the flower bed some white butterflies flutter round. The serene touch of the painting is reminiscent of the style of the Rinpa-school.
This multi-coloured painting is set oxidized silver leaf background.
The panels are mounted with two silk borders, a thin gold one, and a wide moss-green one. The folding screen is protected by a wooden frame.
Considering its age the painting is in a good condition. Some signs of age, wear and old repairs. 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: 349.6 cm (2 x 59.6 cm and 4 x 57.6 cm); Height: 174.1 cm.
Period: Bakumatsu period (1853 – 1867)
The Rinpa School was a key part of the Edo period revival of indigenous Japanese artistic interests described by the term yamato-e. Paintings, textiles, ceramics, and lacquerwares were decorated by Rinpa artists with vibrant colours applied in a highly decorative and patterned manner. Favoured themes, which often contained evocative references to nature and the seasons, were drawn from Japanese literature, notably The Tale of Genji, The Tales of Ise, and Heian-period poems composed by courtiers. (From the MET museum).
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.