A pair of screens depicting 'The Flowers of the Four Seasons'.
The Flowers of the Four Seasons by Yokoyama Seiki, 1849
© Ashmolean Museum
- Ink & colour on gold leaf, mounted on paper stretched on wooden screens
- 168 x 750 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £52,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.