Medium-sized six-panel Rinpa room divider

Price:  3.500,00

A gorgeous medium-sized six-panel room divider 屏風 (byôbu) with a refined continuous painting of a large slanting cherry blossom tree 桜 (sakura) in full bloom on a hill, next to a bamboo forest 竹 (take). The serene touch of the painting is reminiscent of the style of the Rinpa-school.
The multi-coloured painting is set on a gold leaf background. The golden clouds at the top and the bottom are very subtly visible, as they have a slightly different shimmer than the central part.
Considering the age, which is approx. 200 years old, the byôbu is in a very good condition. There are only some signs of age, wear and old restorations. Please see the photos for a condition reference.
The panels are surrounded by two beautiful silk borders, a thin dark blue one with a golden flower motif, and a wide gold one with a wave motif. The screen is protected by a black lacquer wooden frame with its original hardware.
This room-divider is light in weight and can also be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.
Total width: 279.4 cm (2 x 47.9 cm, 4 x 45.9 cm), Height: 136.0 cm.

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.

Ref. No. : 212442


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