Pair of six-fold screens: Flowers of the Four Seasons by Matanabe Shiko

Brill colours on backgrounds of gold-leaf squares.


Details

Medium:
Goldleaf, paint, chalk
Dimensions:
154 x 356 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £8,100)
Acquired in:
1970
Vendor:
Mayuyama

School of Korin, Shiko his most gifted pupil. Two characteristic techniques employed here: moriage (heaping) of the chrysanthemums, where powdered chalk is built up to give an effect of relief; and the dripping of paint on to wet paint of a different colour (tarashikomi) for stalks and leaves.

Venue details

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

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