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17th C. Japanese the Tale of Genji Byobu Screen


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Exquisite and exceptional 17th or 18th century Japanese Six-Panel Byobu Screen depicting The Tale of Genji or Genji Monogatari scene. The Kano School artist used the gold leaf to create a distinguish gold background and besides watercolor and gouache, also used the gold pigments “myst” to link the scenes based on the principle of Yamato-e. This pattern gives the rhythm, movement and it will contribute to create the feeling of eternity. Gold leaf, gold pigments “myst”, watercolor, gouache on paper. Silk border decorated with embroidery. Black lacquered wood frame with original metal hardware showing dark age patina. The backside of the screen – covered with Karakami paper (woodblock) printed paper. Very good condition for age. There is age wear on wood frame and backing, some age wear on the painting and silk border. One very minor damage found on the top of the painting, close to the border, on the third panel. Some colors faded with time, which brings out more beauty in the art piece. The fading of the colors in the screen shows its age and creates the balance between the strength of the perfect structure and softness of the aging texture. Hinges are still holding pretty well. This very rare piece comes from an old collection of Asian Art. Japan, Tokugawa (Edo) Period, 1600-1867. As is.

Product Specifications

Depth: 0.5
Width: 72.0
Height: 24.5

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