Large six-panel byôbu Nanga style
Price: € 2.100,00
A captivating large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a refined Nanga School-style painting of a peaceful mountain village along a river.
Several different types of roofs are visible through the foliage. Some figures are enjoying a conversation on the right near a low waterfall. A large stair leads to the next settlement high up in the pointy mountains.
This painting is made using black ink 墨 (sumi) on an goldish oxidized silver leaf background.
Silver leaf continuously undergoes the process of oxidation, which creates a beautiful aged patina.
The screen is signed on the right side by an artist named Kômokuken 耕木軒.
Mounted by two silk borders, a thin blue and white one, and a broad brown one with a crane motif. Protected by a black lacquer frame.
In a good condition with traces of age, wear and old restorations. Please take a close look at the detail photo of an old restoration in the second panel from the left. For a clear condition reference, please look at the photos as well.
Total width: 368.8 cm (2 x 62.8 cm, 4 x 60.8 cm); Height: 172.5 cm.
Meiji-period – 19th century.
This room divider is light in weight and can also be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.
Nanga (南画, “Southern painting”), also known as Bunjinga (文人画, “literati painting”), was a school of Japanese painting which flourished in the late Edo period among artists who considered themselves literati, or intellectuals. While each of these artists was, almost by definition, unique and independent, they all shared an admiration for traditional Chinese culture. Their paintings, usually in monochrome black ink, sometimes with light color, and nearly always depicting Chinese landscapes or similar subjects, were patterned after Chinese literati painting, called wenrenhua (文人画) in Chinese. (From Wikipedia)
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.