Very large two-panel screen by Ôta Issai 太田一彩 (1892-1979)
Price: € 3.300,00
Appealing and very large two-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with a detailed painting of a troop of Japanese macaques 日本猿 (nihonzaru) cuddled together around a tree stump. Intrigued, they all look off into the distance behind the bars of their cage at a phenomenon unknown to us. Most likely, food is involved. On this same side, some branches of a tall tree are visible.
Signed and sealed in the upper right corner by the artist Ôta Issai 太田一彩 (1892-1979). He was born in Nishio city, Aichi prefecture near modern day Nagoya. He graduated the Kyoto E-ga Senmon Gakko (future Kyoto University of Arts) where he studied under Kawai Gyokudo, specializing in animal imagery.
The painting is done mostly in soft black ink 墨 (sumi) with some polychrome details on a silk ground. Protected by a red lacquer frame.
It is in a very good condition with some traces of age, wear and old restorations, like some water blemishes. Please look at the detail shots around the left side of the trunk for the restorations. For a clear condition reference, please look at the photos as well.
Total width: 189.2 cm (2 x 94.6 cm); Height: 182.2 cm.
Period: Japan – Shôwa period (1926-1989).
The room divider is ideal for mounting flat on a wall and presenting as a single work of art.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.