Japanese Meiji Sumi-e Silver Leaf Painted Screen


Rare Japanese Meiji period screen with Sumi-e ink on squares of silver leaf. Features a dark bamboo forest with quail. Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese monochromatic ink painting that has its origins in Chinese calligraphy. Set in an ebonized wood frame with a later silk brocade border. The screen has a haunting quality that draws you into the scene.

Dimensions: 70"w x .5"d x 38"h

Circa: Late 19th Century, Japan

Condition: Good, wear consistent with age and use. Age appropriate wear with minor silver leaf flaking