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Kano School

Woodblock of Karashishi Litograph by Kano Eitoku, Kano School
Located in Pasadena, CA
Karashishi was a lion protector in Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism. They originated in China, shi, meaning lion. Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) was a Japanese painter of the Azuchi– Momoyam...
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16th Century Other Art Style Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Antique Japanese Kano School Painting by Yosenin Korenobu
Located in Prahran, Victoria
Six-panel Kano School tiger screen by Yosenin Korenobu (1753-1808). Sumi-e ink on paper, late 18th century. Dimensions: H 169cm x W 382cm.
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Wood, Paper

18th Century Japanese Kano School Landscape Screen
Located in Prahran, Victoria
Japanese Kano school screen with pine tree, camellias, cherry blossom and Chinese figures in the landscape, circa 18th century. Materials: Pigment colors and oxidized silver leaf ...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Silver Leaf

  • 18th Century Japanese Kano School Landscape Screen
  • 18th Century Japanese Kano School Landscape Screen
  • 18th Century Japanese Kano School Landscape Screen
  • 18th Century Japanese Kano School Landscape Screen
H 66.93 in. W 146.86 in. D 1.19 in.
Japanese Six Panel Kano School Winter Landscape Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large Japanese Meiji period six-panel screen depicting a winter landscape with a Chinese sage visiting friends in a country villa. Ink and vivid color pigments on mulberry paper moun...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Metal

Japanese Two-Panel Kano School Meiji Period Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Exquisite Japanese two-panel Meiji period painting made in the Kano school style. Features a lively scene of children playing in a yard under an ancient pine tree near a home. The pa...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

'Garden Landscape with River', 19th Century Kano School
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A finely-drawn Kano School watercolor and gouache showing figures in kimonos on a bridge and seated beside a stylized river flowing through a graceful garden. An elegantly formal com...
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Late 19th Century Landscape Paintings

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Gold Leaf

18th Century Japanese Two-Panel Kano School Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic 18th century Japanese two-panel Kano school landscape screen with three Chinese figures. Beautiful pigmented colors, gold leaf, and intricately painted robes. Treed landscap...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Circa 1700 Japanese Screen Pair, Cranes & Pines, Kyoto Kano School
Located in Kyoto, JP
Pines and Cranes Anonymous. Kyoto Kano School. Late 17th/early 18th centuries, circa 1700. Pair of six-panel Japanese folding screens. Ink, gofun, pigment and gold leaf on ...
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Antique Late 17th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Showa Four Panel Kano School Style Landscape Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
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 wit...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Brass

19th Century Japanese Four-Panel Kano School Edo Period Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Very finely painted 19th century four-panel Japanese screen featuring an extensive scene of scholars, warriors, and elephants styled as mythical beasts under trees. Framed by golden ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Screen Pair, circa 1730, Peacocks and Phoenix, Kano School
Located in Kyoto, JP
Phoenix and Peacocks. A pair of six-panel Japanese folding screens by Tsunetake Yotei (n.d.) First half of the 18th century. The signature reads 67 year old Tsunetake. Th...
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Antique Early 18th Century Asian Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Asian Japanese Folding Screen Landscape," Sansui ", on Gold Leaf - Kano School
Located in Brescia, IT
Rare Japanese "Kano" school screen made up of eight panels. This beautiful work, painted with inks on pure gold leaf, represents a landscape as in the tradition of the school, with ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

19th Century Japanese Edo Six Panel Kano School Landscape Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Late Edo period 19th century Japanese six-panel landscape screen featuring a cypress tree over a flowering hibiscus with a pair of hototogisu birds. Kano school painted with ink and ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Wood, Paper

Antique 19th Century Japanese Two-Panel Screen ‘Byobu’, Kano School, Edo Period
Located in London, GB
Japanese Kano School Edo period two-panel screen depicting flowering prunus and bamboo on a rock formation, with colorful birds next to a body of water. Vivid mineral pigments on a g...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Kano School ca 1700 Scene Edo Period Scroll Japan 17/18c Artist Tosa Mitsunari
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
As you can see, the "Edo period" Kano school old painting Unryu Horaiyama map / with a box. It is a very tasty work , which is a map of Unryu and Horaiyama that makes you feel a un...
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Antique Early 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Silk

17th Century, Japanese Screen. Herons & Maple Trees, Kyoto Kano School
Located in Kyoto, JP
White Herons with Maples Attributed to Kano Sanraku & Kano Sansetsu Edo period, 1st half of the 17th century. Two-fold screen. Ink, pigment, gofun and gold leaf on paper. ...
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Antique Early 17th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Folding Screen with a Spring Landscape, Kano School, 19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
The scene is dominated by a plum tree in bloom under which a couple of paradise birds is courting. The screen is crossed by a luxuriant creek, a typical feature of the springtime.  
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

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Japanese Kano School Multi Panel Screen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A magnificent six panel screen with design of pine forest islands (possibly inspired by views from Matsushima) with fishing traps and birds. Silver foil clouds with heavy pigments on...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

  • Japanese Kano School Multi Panel Screen
  • Japanese Kano School Multi Panel Screen
  • Japanese Kano School Multi Panel Screen
  • Japanese Kano School Multi Panel Screen
H 68 in. W 144 in. D .5 in.
17th/ 18th Century Edo Period Japanese Kano School Style Byobu Screen
Located in Louisville, KY
ink on mulberry bark paper, depicting scenes of silk production in a mountainous landscape. Note: the Kano School was pioneered by Kano Sanraku, (1559-1635) worked in Kyoto and was a...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Japanese Japonisme Paintings and Screens

18th Century, Japanese Screen, Kano School
Located in London, GB
Six panel folding screen paper, ink, and watercolors. Kacho-ga - birds and flowers. - popular subject in both Japan and China. Here sparrow, wagtails and wild quails are depicted...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Other Antiquities

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Paper

18th Century, Japanese Screen, Kano School
H 37.8 in. W 148.82 in. D 1.97 in.
17th Century, Japanese Screen, Kano School
Located in London, GB
One of a pair of birds and flowers screens. Ink and gold leaves on paper. Six panels screen.
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Other Antiquities

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Paper

17th Century, Japanese Screen, Kano School
H 48.43 in. W 118.12 in. D 0.99 in.
17th Century Japanese Screen, Kano School
Located in London, GB
One of a pair of screens. Design of plants and gold leaves clouds.
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Other Antiquities

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Paper

17th Century Japanese Screen, Kano School
H 48.43 in. W 118.12 in. D 0.99 in.
Antique Japanese Kano School Hand-Painted Six-Panel Screen
Located in Concord, MA
Early Edo period (17th century) Japanese six-panel screen hand-painted with birds and floral branches on silk with water gilding. Height: 65 1/4 inches, each panel: 65 1/4 x 24 1/2 x...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Silk

19th Century, Japanese Screen, Kano School, Edo Period
Located in London, GB
Six-panel folding screen. Paper, ink, color pigments, and go fun. A stylized meandering river, asymmetrical composition and gold ground are all signature stylistic means of the R...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Other Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

18th Century Kano School Golden Painted Folding Screen with Phoenix
By Kano School
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Wonderful two-panel folding screen with painting of a phoenix descending between gold clouds to a river shore where a paulownia tree grows - which is believed to be his resting place...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

A set of four panels depicting birds and flowers
Located in Winter Park, FL
A set of four fusuma panels, ink, colors, and gold on paper; depicting geese beside a stream with a willow tree, dianthus, cockscomb, bellflower, peonies, and other plants at right, ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Ink

Two-Panel Japanese Kano School Style Screen
By Kano School
Located in Stamford, CT
A two-panel screen depicting a musk cat under a cherry tree with gilt decoration. Based on the Kano School, Japanese.
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Antique 1850s Japanese Meiji Decorative Art

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Paper

  • Two-Panel Japanese Kano School Style Screen
  • Two-Panel Japanese Kano School Style Screen
  • Two-Panel Japanese Kano School Style Screen
  • Two-Panel Japanese Kano School Style Screen
H 62.5 in. W 54.75 in. D 1 in.
Set of Two Kano School Painted Scrolls
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of two painted scrolls from Japan. The first depicts a moonlit tree while the second shows a bird on a branch. These scrolls are a part of the Kano School or Japanese painting ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Ink, Paper

  • Set of Two Kano School Painted Scrolls
  • Set of Two Kano School Painted Scrolls
  • Set of Two Kano School Painted Scrolls
  • Set of Two Kano School Painted Scrolls
H 75.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 1 in.
Japanese Two-Panel Screen from the Kano School Byobu
Located in Stamford, CT
A Japanese two-panel screen from the Kano School Byobu, with silver leaf and rolling waves.
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Antique 1890s Japanese Paintings and Screens

18th Century Kano School Byobu Screen
Located in Chicago, IL
The massive trunk of an ancient pine tree with bending, twisting branches spans nearly eight feet across four gold-leafed panels. The downward thrust of its principal branch sits pro...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

  • 18th Century Kano School Byobu Screen
  • 18th Century Kano School Byobu Screen
  • 18th Century Kano School Byobu Screen
  • 18th Century Kano School Byobu Screen
H 68 in. W 149.5 in. D 1 in.
18th Century Japanese Two-Panel Kano School Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large late 18th century Japanese two-panel Kano school screen from Edo period. Two large pine trees over a river with mountains in the background. Set with a silk brocade border in a...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Six-Panel Kano School Crane Landscape Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning Japanese six-panel Meiji period screen depicting red crowned cranes in a landscape with pine trees and camellia. 19th century Kano school featuring gold leaf and vivid color...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Antique Japanese Folding Floor Screen Kano School with Provenance
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Japanese floor screen with six folding panels in wood frames with brass hardware and gilt paper backing circa 18th century in Edo period. The screen depicts a Classic Chinese liter...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Japonisme Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Pair of Japanese Folding Screens with Cranes, Kanō School, 19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
The scene is in typical Kano school style, dominated by a group of cranes in irregular and dynamic positions. The powerful arrangement shows an impetuous river running under and over...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Six-Panel Japanese Folding Screen with Grapevine, Kanō School
Located in Milano, IT
Momoyama to Edo period, 17th century Ink, colors, gold leaf and gold flakes on paper 170 by 379 cm The grapevine is painted heavy with fruit, on a bamboo trellis behind a bamboo...
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Antique Mid-17th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Framed Japanese Kano School Two Panel Screen Signed Kusumi Morikage
Located in Essex, MA
Appears to be two scrolls that were mounted on screen panels. Signed lower right. Lots of old restoration. Provenance Mrs Bayard Thayer; sold by Yamanaka & Co, Boston, Sept 1st 1914 ...
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Antique 1670s Japanese Screens and Room Dividers

Japanese Six Panel Kano School Style Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large Japanese six-panel Byobu screen depicting an aerial view of a village with a river and mountain background. Painted in the Kano school style appearing to be from a narrative ta...
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20th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

  • Japanese Six Panel Kano School Style Screen
  • Japanese Six Panel Kano School Style Screen
  • Japanese Six Panel Kano School Style Screen
  • Japanese Six Panel Kano School Style Screen
H 38.5 in. W 115.5 in. D .75 in.
Japanese Edo Period Kano School Sakura Tree Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning Japanese two-panel Edo period screen of an ancient blossoming Sakura or cherry tree. Painted in the Kano school style of painting with a background made of squares of faded ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf, Brass

Japanese Edo Period Kano School Six Panel Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large Japanese Edo period six panel screen featuring a scene from a narrative tale set in a villa. Painted in the Kano School style on squares of gold leaf. Set in spring with a blos...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

18th Century Japanese Peacock Screen Kano School
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic 18th century Japanese four panel depicting a peacock landscape. Edo period screen made in the Kano school style of painting. Sumi Gofun and color on gold paper with beautif...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

18th Century Japanese Two-Panel Kano School Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large late 18th century Japanese two-panel Kano school screen from Edo period. Two large pine trees over a river with mountains in the background. Set with a silk brocade border in a...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Kano School Style Four Panel Landscape Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Interesting Japanese four-panel landscape screen with strong Chinese influence made in the Kano school style. Depicts a landscape scene with figures in a boat. The painting has vibra...
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20th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Four-Panel Kano School Manchurian Crane Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Colorful Japanese four-panel screen made in the kano school style depicting five Manchurian cranes or red-crowned cranes. Interesting landscape with a setting red sun and vivid blue ...
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Silver Leaf

18th Century Japanese Four Panel Kano School Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Serene 18th century Japanese four panel screen depicting a scholar and his attendant observing a distant waterfall. Edo period sumi-e on gold leaf squares in the Kano school style. D...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf, Metal

17th Century Japanese Shunga Hand-Scroll, Kano School
Located in Kyoto, JP
Shunga Anonymous, Kano school 17th century Hand-scroll of 12 images Ink, pigment and gofun on paper This is a notable early Kano school hand-scroll of lavishly hand-p...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Paper

  • 17th Century Japanese Shunga Hand-Scroll, Kano School
  • 17th Century Japanese Shunga Hand-Scroll, Kano School
  • 17th Century Japanese Shunga Hand-Scroll, Kano School
  • 17th Century Japanese Shunga Hand-Scroll, Kano School
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H 13 in. W 213 in. D .5 in.
19th Century Four Panel Kano School Chinese Style Folding Screen or Room Divider
Located in Stamford, CT
A very well painted four fold Kano School, Chinese influenced, Byobu of a late winter snow with red berries peeking through the snow. A pair of Mandarin ducks, a family symbol, are o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Japanese Framed Panels, Chinese Children at Play, Kano School, circa 1850
Located in Kyoto, JP
Kano Tosen Nakanobu (1811-1871) Chinese Children at Play Late Edo period, circa 1850. 4 small sliding door panels framed as a pair. Mineral pigments, ink and gofun on gold l...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Landscape of the 19th Century, Small Six Folding Screen Kano School
Located in Brescia, IT
Edo Period, six panels Japanese folding screen hand painted inks and mineral pigment on vegetable paper and gold leaf.
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Large Japanese Kano School Screen
Located in New York, NY
A very finely painted antique Japanese two panel screen, in Kano School style.<br /> <br /> Subject is the Seven Sages, standing in a bamboo grove.<br /> <br /> Gold leaf backgro...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Japanese Screens and Room Dividers

  • Large Japanese Kano School Screen
  • Large Japanese Kano School Screen
  • Large Japanese Kano School Screen
  • Large Japanese Kano School Screen
H 68.5 in. W 65.75 in.
Exceptional Pair of Japanese Kano School Screens
Located in San Francisco, CA
A magnificent pair of six panel screens with design of pine forest islands (possibly inspired by views from Matsushima) with fishing traps and birds. Silver foil clouds with heavy pi...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Screens and Room Dividers

Japanese Kano School Screen with Exotic Bird & Pine Tree
Located in Seattle, WA
Japanese Kano school eight-panel folding screen, or byobu depicting an exotic bird perched on an old gnarled pine tree in a vaporous landscape. Painted with black sumi-e ink on pale ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Decorative Art

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Ink, Paper

Japanese Kano School Six-Panel Folding Screen 'Byobu,' Meiji Period
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Kano school six-panel folding screen (Byobu), Meiji period (1868-1912). Depicting six cranes in a gold cloud-and-mist filled water landscape, silk broacade border, black ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Other Screens and Room Dividers

Kano School Four Panel Screen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Kano Screen 18th or 19th Century Japan
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Paintings

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Paint, Wood, Paper

Kano School For Sale on 1stDibs

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How Much is a Kano School?

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Finding the Right Paintings and Screens for You

Traditional Asian paintings were often created on scrolls and folding screens. Artisans made screens that could be folded up or spread out by connecting several panels using hinges. Today, antique Asian folding screens and paintings are sophisticated decorative accents that can serve as makeshift partitions to ensure privacy.

The original folding screens were created by Chinese artists. The earliest record of screens comes from the 2nd century B.C., and surviving examples date back to the Ming dynasty. Chinese painting utilizes many of the same tools as calligraphy — these screens were crafted from wood with painted panels featuring striking art or calligraphy that told cultural stories or represented nature and life in the area.

The practice was introduced to Japan, where paintings for screens were made on paper and silk, in the 8th century. These paintings frequently feature subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and Buddhist religious themes. Along with screens for tea ceremonies and dance backgrounds, there were screens for use in Shinto and Buddhist temples.

In the 17th century, screens began to be imported to Europe where their popularity grew. Coco Chanel famously collected Coromandel folding screens.

Traditional Asian paintings can make a tasteful addition to any wall, and screens can be used as decoration or, in the case of larger iterations, as an aesthetic way to divide a large room. Browse the selection of antique Asian paintings and screens from a variety of styles and eras on 1stDibs.