M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
SMALL JAPANESE TOSA SCHOOL 6-FOLD SCREEN
Edo Period, Early 19th Century
A delightful small folding screen of the Tosa School, painted in ink and color on gilt paper,
the 6 panels depicting a pair of blue shishi dogs siding colorful peonies,
amidst rocks and a waterfall before bamboo,
all within a silk brocade border and hand-tooled metal cornered wooden framework;
the verso with original hand blocked paper
Tosa painters were the official painters for the imperial court from the 15th to the 19th century.
Tosa artists paint in the Yamato-e style and often took themes from works of literature.
Tosa painters used bright colors and painted decorative works with attention to detail.
Note : This is apparently intended to be a standing screen, and best suited for that position.
Condition : Excellent;
a few tiny pin holes at the fold line of the second panel to the left;
two small areas of silk mount missing lower right
bright clear colors with original intensity
18.75" High x 36" Wide
Lower Right Corner, showing two small silk losses, the larger about 1" x 1"
Detail of hand-tooled metal mounts
En Situ, before an antique Ghiordes rug
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