six-panel japanese screen with pine, ducks and birds
An ancient six-panel japanese folding screen depicting a landscape and the passing of cold seasons. On the right some white chrysanthemums (kiku) and a lespedeza (hagi) announce the arrival of autumn. Towards the center we see some mandarine ducks swimming in a pond. The old pine whitened by snow takes us into the heart of winter, and the flowering camellia painted on the last panel on the left marks the approach of spring.
124 x 331 cm
124 x 310 cm
Ink, natural and mineral colours, gold leaf on paper
Edo, Early XIX century