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

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.


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