Japanese Showa Four Panel Kano School Style Landscape Screen


Fantastic Japanese Showa period four-panel folding byobu screen depicting a lively flora and fauna landscape. Natural ink and color mineral pigments are painted on mulberry paper with applied silver leaf. Highly detailed and intricate depictions of exotic birds and cranes amid a stylized plum blossom tree. The panels are separated are now conjoined by brass metal hinges. While the scene is faded, there is still vibrant color to the painted pigments and silver. The painting is made in the Kano School style with fall like colors. Unsigned and set in an ebonized lacquer frame with a silk brocade border depicting cranes in flight.

Dimensions: 82"w x .75"d x 69.5"h

Circa: 20th Century, Japan

Materials: Brass, Paper, Silk, Wood

Condition: Distressed, minor wear consistent with age and use. The front shows beautifully with old repairs, age appropriate wear, and losses that are difficult to see. The panels are separated and have metal hardware. Fading and light stains as seen in photos. The rear of the panels have losses and old repairs.

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