Six-panel japanese folding screen with willow and flying egrets
DescriptionSix-panel folding screen painted in ink and colour on a kirihaku-scattered silk ground, depicting a summer scene of two egrets (sagi) flying over a willow on water's edge.
Dimensions68⅞ x 148⅞ in 175 x 378 cm
FeaturesInk, natural colours and gold-leaf fragments (kirihaku) on silk.
AuthorNishiyama Kan'ei (1834-1897), signed Kan'ei with two seals. Kan'ei was a confucian scholar and studied painting under his father Nishiyama Hoen (1804-1864).
PeriodLate Edo / Early Meiji
Other detailsFolding screen's back view
Author's signature and seals - Detail