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Japanese Momoyama Period Kano School Figural Six-Panel Screen, circa 1600

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A stunning early Kano School six-panel folding screen, byobu, possibly by the Kano School master Kano Takanobu. The screen featuring scenes from Genji Monogatari, The Tale of Genji, the 11th century Japanese tale of court life and intrigue centered around Prince Genji and his various love interests. Mounted in a simple black lacquer frame. The bold colors, large-scale and fine painting are all typical of Kano school works. The large pine tree in the center, the staging of the figural procession and facial features of the figures, all bear a striking similarity to other works attributed to the Momoyama Era head of the Kano school, Kano Takanobu (1573–1615), strongly suggesting his involvement in this work as well. Provenance: Purchased by J. Graham Parsons at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo in the 1930s, thence by descent. Reference: 1. Meeting between Emperor Wen and Fisherman Lü Shang in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006.42.1, .2 2. Chinese immortals; Chinese figures by a riverbank, 1606, Christie's 15 September 2010, New York, lot 537.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 67 in. (170.18 cm)Width: 146 in. (370.84 cm)Depth: .5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Early 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1600
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. In overall good condition, with signs of wear and restoration. Heavy wear to the areas around the hinges and gold leafing. Evidence of patches, repairs, and repainting. The frame with some paint stains. Hooks drilled into the frame for hanging.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU89478276153

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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