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Pair of Japanese Edo Period Six-Panel Screen, "100 Boys at Play"

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An absolutely charming pair of Japanese Tosa School six-panel folding screens painted with the "One Hundred Boys at Play" motif, featuring a multitude of boys in various pursuits in an elegant Chinese style pavilion, Edo Period, early 19th century, Japan. The delightful pair of screens form one continuous scene of boys at play within a resplendent Chineses style garden and pavilion setting with a river coursing through. The rambunctious boys are portrayed dressed in finery and in various gentlemanly pursuits, including painting, calligraphy, music and the strategy game go. These are known as the Four Accomplishments, and were considered essential to skills of any gentleman scholar. Additional pursuits portrayed include poetry, drama and dancing. The 100 Boys theme is a Chinese motif wishing there viewer many generations of accomplished scholars and prosperity. The screens still vibrant due to the gold leaf and mineral pigments. Measurements are for each screen. For a similar pair of screens with the same motif, please see the ones in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 2009.260.1, .2. Provenance: Ex. Bonhams, San Francisco.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1800
  • Condition Details
    With some light water staining visible, and some areas of possible restoration, as expected. Please see photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 36.5 in. x W 105.5 in. x D .75 in.H 92.71 cm x W 267.97 cm x D 1.91 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU894710304093
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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 d...

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