Six-panel folding screens with pine, plum and bamboo
A a six-panel folding screen painted in ink, natural pigments and gofun on gold-leaf ground, depicting "The Three Friends of Winter" (shochikubai): an ancient pine (matsu), a blossoming plum tree (ume) some small bamboo among sharp rocks, with also two different camelias (tsubaki).
70⅛ x 148 in
Ink, natural colours, shell's paste (gofun) and gold-leaf on paper
Edo, late XVII / early XVIII century
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