Pair of Japanese Meiji Six Panel Screens of Seasonal Landscapes


Fascinating pair of large Japanese Meiji period six-panel screens of seasonal landscapes with flowers and birds. The first screen depicts a pair of pheasants in a spring landscape with a white flowering cherry tree, peonies, and rose of Sharon with brush clover. The second screen depicts a pair of quail in an autumn landscape with flowering autumn plants and grasses including chrysanthemums, bellflowers, and ominaeshi. The umbrella pines appear to be in the manner of Kano Tanyu who was influenced by the Rimpa School. The large screens were made by the same artist to be left and right with the same mounting. Ink and natural color pigments over a dramatic gold leaf ground squares. Set in wood frames with a silk brocade border. Stunning to view in person. From an estate in San Francisco, CA.

Dimensions: 151"w x .75"d x 69.5"h

Circa: Late 19th-Early 20th Century, Japan

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

Condition: Distressed, minor wear consistent with age and use. Repaired: Old repairs. Beautifully crafted with losses that are difficult to see. Age appropriate wear and fading as seen in photos with old repairs.

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