Medium-sized 6-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) by Furuya Iccho 古谷一晁 (1890-1966)
Price: € 1.500,00
A beautiful and colourful medium-sized six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a peaceful painting of a rich flower garden with birds flying in between. This multi-coloured painting is set on a paper background.
The garden is filled with all sorts of different blooming flowers, like a red star lily カノコユリ (kanokoyuri) to the right, some pink and white hibiscus mutabilis 芙蓉 (fuyô) next to it, a few blades of susuki-grass, and a tall and slender tree with some orange leaves. Above the garden, two Japanese birds 四十雀 (shijûkara) fly spirited towards the flowers.
Stripes in the air create a calm and fresh atmosphere around the sea of flowers. The dark streaks are created by very translucent gold paint applied to the lighter shade of paper.
The screen is signed and sealed by the artist Furuya Iccho 古谷一晁 (1890-1966) in the lower left corner.
Iccho Furuya was born in Kyoto. He was generally known as Tozo. He graduated at the Kyoto Painter School (Kyôto Kaiga Gakko). After his study, he became the pupil of Yamamoto Shunkyo. His work was admitted on the Bun-ten and Tei-ten exposition.
The screen is protected by a brown wooden frame. And in a very good condition. Only some very light foxing, and some water damages around the hibiscus leaves. Please check the pictures as a reference.
Period: Shōwa period (1926-1989).
Total width: 276.4 cm (2 x 47.2 cm, 4 x 45.5 cm); Height: 136.3 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. Also, the height of the screen is a convenient size for many interiors.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.