Price: € 2.500,00
A marvellous and colourful large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a refined painting of the samurai Kajiwara Kagesue 梶原景季 in full armour seated stately on his black horse and holding his bow.
Behind him four of his retainers emerge from behind a bamboo bush. Next to them is a large cherry blossom tree in full bloom. The petals scatter the whole surrounding area and some petals are carried by the wind.
A very vibrant and detailed painting with an overall serene touch.
It is signed and sealed in the lower right corner: “Unpô’hitsu” 雲峰筆.
Surrounded by two silk borders, a thin dark brown one, and a broad dark blue one with brocade details. Protected by a black lacquer wooden frame.
It is in a very good condition with very minor traces of age and wear. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Total width: 349.4 cm (2 x 59.7 and 4 x 57.5 cm); Height: 171.0 cm.
Late Meiji period – Taishô period.
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.
Kajiwara Kagesue (梶原 景季, 1162 – February 6, 1200), was a samurai in service to the Minamoto clan during the Genpei War of Japan’s late Heian period. The Heike monogatari records an anecdote about a friendly competition with Sasaki Takatsuna prior to the second battle of Uji. Mounted on Yoritomo’s black horse, Surusumi, he races Takatsuna across the River Uji. (From Wikipedia)
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.