The Flowers of the Four Seasons by Yokoyama Seiki

A pair of screens depicting 'The Flowers of the Four Seasons'.


Details

Medium:
Ink & colour on gold leaf, mounted on paper stretched on wooden screens
Dimensions:
168 x 750 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £52,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Takashi Yanagi

The sixfold screens are richly decorated with flowers, trees and birds in colours on a ground of gold leaf and illustrate how Shijo artists, like Seiki, captured the appearance of nature, whilst maintaining the traditional use of carefully structured composition and decorative gold background.

Provenance

Takashi Yanagi.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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