Six-panel japanese folding screen with willow and flying egrets

Description

Six-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.
Six-panel japanese folding screen with willow and flying egrets
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Dimensions

68⅞ x 148⅞ in

Features

Ink, natural colours and gold-leaf fragments (kirihaku) on silk.

Author

Nishiyama 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).

Period

Late Edo / Early Meiji

Other details

Folding screen's back view
Six-panel japanese folding screen with willow and flying egrets - Back


Author's signature and seals - Detail
Nishiyama Kanei's signature and seals
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