Two panel byobu Nanga style
Price: € 850,00
Beautiful two panel medium-sized Nanga-school byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a landscape painting on paper.
On a turbulent river you can see a boat with two figures, in the front of the boat sits a Shintô priest in a white robe, next to him stands a man who pushes the boat forward with a pole. They are surrounded by enormous stalks of bamboo on both sides of the river. To the right, a winding path up the mountain where some houses are just visible. On the horizon you can see some dark mountain peaks, partly hidden behind clouds.
In the top left corner a shichigonzekku poem 七言絶句, and the text ‘Painted at the foot of the ancient hill east of the Kamo River (in Kyôto)’
The painting is done by the artist Oda Hekiyô 小田碧洋 (1897-?) from Kyôto. Next to the poem he signed it with ‘Hekiyô gyoshi’ 碧洋漁史, and sealed it ‘Denjô’ 田穰, ‘Hekiyô’ 碧洋 and ‘Sai’an’ 齋庵.
Colour and ink on paper, protected by a wooden frame.
Considering its age the painting is in a good condition. With only some foxing spots at the top of the screen. Please see the photos for reference.
Total width: 143.6 cm; (2 x 71.8 cm), Height: 152.5 cm.
Taishō period (1912-1926).
This room-divider is light in weight and can also be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
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)