Mid size sized byobu

Price:  3.500,00

A charming medium-sized six-panel room divider 屏風 (byôbu) with a refined continuous painting of a bamboo forest 竹 (take) with a wide array of blooming chrysanthemums a its feet. 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 chrysanthemum flowers are painted by using shell paste 胡粉 (gofun) in relief. The golden clouds surrounding the scenes are very subtly visible, as they have a slightly different shimmer than the central part and low relief at the edges.

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.
Edo Period (1600-1868).

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. : 212443


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