Six-panel japanese folding screen with willow and flying egrets
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.
173 x 380 cm
Ink, natural colours and gold-leaf fragments (kirihaku) on silk.
Nishiyama Kan’ei (1834-1897), signed Kan’ei with two seals. Kan’eiwas a confucian scholar and studied painting under his father Nishiyama Hoen (1804-1864).
Late Edo / Early Meiji period