Sarge six-panel silver screen

Price:  2.550,00

A serene large six-panel Nanga style byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with a refined painting on silver leaf of a ‘sansui’ 山水 landscape. ‘Sansui’ is a genre which latterly translates as ‘mountain and water’.

Large sloping mountains tower high above a river bend, with a misty forest along the edge. Two scholars are strolling on a path between rock formations, underneath a tall slanting pine tree.

Done in ink 墨 (sumi) on an oxidized silver leaf background with a lovely shimmer. Silver leaf continuously undergoes the process of oxidation, which creates a beautiful aged patina.
Signed and sealed twice on the left ‘Sekitei’ 石亭, next to a poem.
Protected by a black lacquer frame.

In a very good original condition with some minor signs of wear conform age and a few smaller of restorations. Please check the pictures as a reference.

Total width: 349 cm (2 x 59.5 cm, 4 x 57.5 cm ); Height: 164 cm.
Period: Japan – Meiji period (1868-1912).

The folding screen is ideal for mounting flat on a wall and presenting as a single work of art.

Nanga (南画, “Southern painting”), also known as Bunjinga (文人画, “literati painting”), was a school of Japanese painting which flourished in the late Edo period among artists who considered themselves literati, or intellectuals. While each of these artists was, almost by definition, unique and independent, they all shared an admiration for traditional Chinese culture. Their paintings, usually in monochrome black ink, sometimes with light color, and nearly always depicting Chinese landscapes or similar subjects, were patterned after Chinese literati painting, called wenrenhua (文人画) in Chinese. (From Wikipedia)

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B4252


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