Room divider silver and woodblock prints
An unique and striking medium-sized six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with 9 well-known facsimile woodblock prints of several famous artists, set on a silver-leaf background. The ukiyo-e 浮世絵 (woodblock prints) are images of beautiful woman and actors.
Some background information about a few woodblock prints; Two yakusha-e役者絵 (actor prints) designs by Tôshûsai Sharaku 東洲斎 写楽`. Two benizuri-e 紅刷絵 (crimson printed pictures) warrior prints designs by Torii Kiyomasu 鳥居 清倍 and Torii Kiyomitsu I. And a bijin-ga 美人画 (beautiful person picture) a design of Kitao Shigemasa 北尾 重政.
The screen is protected by a black lacquered frame. And it is in a good condition, with only some minor signs of age and wear. Please look closely at the photos of the restorations on the back of the room divider. A room divider with many details to look at, but with a calm appearance due to the mainly soft and matching colours.
This room divider is very light in weight and can also be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.
Showa period (1912-1926)
Total width: 248.4 cm (2 x 42.4 cm and 4 x 40.9 cm); Height: 133.1 cm.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.