Late 18th-19th century Japanese Screen, Byobu, Scenes from Kyoto to Tokyo

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There are two screens, which are a pair. Each has it's own listing and photos.

This is a beautiful antique six-fold Japanese screen. The subject is "Tokaido", which features famous locations between Tokyo and Kyoto.

The design is beautifully detailed with buildings, people and animals, among gold leaf clouds. There are people carrying various items, samurai walking in armor, people crossing bridges, standing at temples and riding horses.

In various areas, there are small paper labels which indicate the location.

In various areas on the screens are Lake Biwa, Mt. Fuji and towns such as Otsu and Zeze, along the "East Coast Road".

It is mounted with a brocade border and has a black lacquer frame, with decorative metal hardware at the edges and corners of the screen. Traditional patterned backing paper on the back of the screen.

 

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Hand-Painted   Paper
    Gold Leaf
  • Condition
    Good. The screen is in good condition, with some wear and losses, particularly at the edges of the panels..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    47.25 in. H x 111 in. W x 0.6 in. D
    120 cm H x 282 cm W x 2 cm D
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU84955320303
About the Seller

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Located in New York, NY

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