Six-panel japanese folding screen with flowers of different seasons (II)
Six-panel folding screen (one of a pair, see ‘Other details’) painted in ink, colours, gold and gold leaf on paper, depicting spring, summer and autumn flowers; reading from right to left across both screens, flowers are featured mostly blossoming in spring, summer and autumn and include varieties of asagao (morning glory), nogiku(daisy), aoi (hollyhock), nadeshiko (dianthus), shakuyaku (peony),fuji (wisteria) and bara (rose).
171 x 374 cm
Ink, natural colours, gold and silver leaf fragments on paper
Edo, early XVII century