17th Century Japanese Edo Four Panel Screen Hotei with Chinese Sages


Beautifully weathered late 17th/early 18th century Japanese edo period four panel byobu screen depicting hotei (fat monk) in a treed landscape with Chinese sages engaged in leisurely activities. The faded painting has a rich aged patina full of character and charm. Ink and natural color pigments painted on hand-crafted paper. Set in a lacquered frame with a faded silk brocade border. One panel is separated as seen in photos. Artist seals are too faint to identify. The characters robes have vivid colors and amazing intricacy. From an estate in Hollywood, CA.

Dimensions: 80.5"w x 0.75"d x 43.5"h

Circa: Late 17th/Early 18th Century, Japan

Materials: Brass, Paper, Silk, Wood

Condition: Distressed, wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Beautifully crafted with an aged patina. Age appropriate wear with panel separation, foxing, stains and losses as seen in photos.

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