Pair of Japanese Edo Six Panel Screens Attributed Kano Toshun


Intriguing pair of 18th century Japanese Edo period six-panel screens of the four accomplishments attributed to Kano Toshun (1747-1797). The colorful Kano school screens are each signed (hitsu) from the brush of Toshun. The large screens feature vivid ink and natural pigment colors on mulberry paper with gold flecks throughout. Each painting is set in a black lacquered wood frame with a brown silk brocade border. Beautifully depicted "kinki shoga" or elegant pastimes by Chinese scholar or literati: qin, chess, calligraphy, and painting. Sold as a pair. The screens are unrestored in as-found condition with an aged, faded patina.

Dimensions: 144"w x 0.75"d x 68.5"h

Circa: 18th Century, Japan

Materials: Paper, Silk, Wood

Condition: Distressed, minor wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Beautifully crafted with age appropriate wear and fading. Images have even wear throughout with flaking and losses that commensurate age or inspection.

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