Screen Rinpa-style painting
Price: € 2.800,00
A very beautiful large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a refined continuous Rinpa-style painting of many different types of chrysanthemums 菊 (kiku).
Several clutches with a great variety of chrysanthemum flowers are in full bloom and they each show their unique form and colour. Varying from, white, red, yellow and soft pink. A blank and serene space surrounds the flower, subtly accentuated by clouds of golden spots. The serene touch of the painting is reminiscent of the style of the Rinpa-school.
This multi-coloured painting is set on paper background, and the chrysanthemum flowers are painted by using shell paste 胡粉 (gofun) in low relief.
Surrounded by a brown silk border, and protected by black lacquer wooden frame.
Considering its age it is in a very good condition, with only some signs of age and wear. Please look at the photos for reference to its condition. Please also look carefully at the photos of the back showing two defects.
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.
Total width: 384.8 cm (2 x 65.2 cm and 4 x 63.6 cm); Height: 182.7 cm.
Meiji-period – 19th century.
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.