Six-panel japanese folding screen with autumn flowers (II)
Six-panel folding screen (one of a pair, see 'Other details') painted in ink, natural pigments on gold-leaf ground, depicting flowers and birds (kachoga), a red fence and different kinds of autumn flowers like chrysanthemums (kiku), clovers (hagi) and some specimens of Lespedeza. As if to describe the gradual thinning of the flora for the upcoming winter, the scene is less dense on the left side, where we see an isolated group of clovers, bluebells (kikyo) and miscanthus (susuki).
39¾ x 111 in101 x 282 cm
Ink, natural and mineral colours on gold-leaf paper (kinpaku)