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Large six-panel screen

Price:  1.800,00

A captivating large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a refined Nanga-inspired Kishi School 南画 painting of a tranquil mountain village showing everyday life; two villagers meeting each other on the main bridge, a couple enjoying the view across the water in their pavilion. In the far distance on the left there is a crane 鶴 (tsuru) flying from a small island towards the village.

This painting is made using black ink 墨 (sumi) and some blue details, 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 and sealed on the left side; “Echizen no suke Ganku” 越前介岸駒. This signature refers to the famous painter Kishi Ganku 岸駒, but it is not a work by his hand. It is a homage by a student that followed the school of Kishi.

Mounted by two silk borders, a thin dark golden one, and a broad lighter golden one. Protected by a black lacquer frame with its original hardware.

In a very good condition with some traces of age, wear and old restorations. Please check the pictures as a reference.

Total width: 379.2 cm (2 x 64.6 cm, 4 x 62.5 cm); Height: 173.7 cm.

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.

Ref. No. : 212229

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