Japanese Edo Six Panel Shijo Screen Snowy Winter Landscape


Fantastic early 19th century Japanese Edo period six-panel byobu screen by Yokoyama Seiki (Japanese 1793-1865). This commissioned screen (Oju) made in the Shijo school depicting trees in an idyllic snowy winter landscape. Ink and gold leaf flecks on hand-crafted paper set in a lacquered frame with silk brocade border. Signed on left with two seals reading Seiki-Utsusu = Yokoyama Seiki who was born in Kyoto, Japan and a famous pupil of the Shijo school. The serene landscape embellished with gold fleck clouds and snow are typical examples of Seiki's Sansui or landscape art which he was renowned for. He was also commissioned to paint the Imperial palace after the fire of 1854. This work is from an estate in San Francisco, CA.

Dimensions: 146"w x .75"d x 67.5"h

Circa: Early 19th Century, Japan

Materials: Paper, Wood, Silk, Brass, Gold Leaf

Condition: Fair, minor wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully crafted with age appropriate wear. Paper losses at joints and rear as seen in photos.

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