Pair large six-panel screens: dragon & tiger
Price: € 6.200,00
A pair of exquisite, large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) featuring paintings in black ink of the iconic pairing of a tiger 虎 (tora) and a dragon 龍 (ryû).
The screen on the left shows a tiger sitting at the brink of a rugged, foliage-covered hill, while streaks of light cascade down behind the majestic beast.
The tiger exudes an air of serene relaxation, with one paw gracefully raised, its tail playfully curled around itself, and its gaze fixed expectantly upward.
The right screen is painted with an impressive, large dragon partially veiled by ominous, shadowy clouds. Emerging from the billowing mist, the dragon unveils segments of its serpentine, scale-covered form, showcasing its threatening, pointy claws and a fierce countenance. Its vivid yellow eyes gleam with intensity, framed by a beard of tendrils. Like the tiger, he is looking upward in anticipation.
Black ink 墨 (sumi) and some colour on paper. Both mounted by two brocade silk borders, a thin red one, and a blueish grey one. Protected by a black lacquer frame.
Each is dated, signed and sealed by the artist, also stated that this set was made in request.
Dated ‘November of Taishô 8’ 大正八年拾壹月, Anno 1919.
Signed presumably: ‘Hôsei’ 鳳聲.
Considering their age they are both in a very good condition with some to be expected traces of wear conform age, like some fabric loss of the mounting, and some paint loss. Few old touch-ups of the red rim. Please look at the photos for a clear condition reference.
The folding screen is ideal for mounting flat on a wall and presenting as a single work of art.
Dimensions single screen:
Total width: 379.4 cm (2 x 64.3 cm, 4 x 62.7 cm); Height: 171.8 cm.
Total width together: 758.8 cm.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.