A pair of six-panel Japanese screens (byobu)
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: item # 1131912
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Sealed Unkoku and Togan, Edo Period, 19th century
Height: 68 1/4 inches (173.4 cm.)
Length: 148 1/2 inches (377.2 cm.) each
The top screen showing a large party on horseback and foot emerging from the vicinity of a tile-roofed villa at right, as riders and grooms with leashed hunting dogs approach at center, and archers take aim at a boar and other small game at far left.
The bottom screen with riders stalking a herd of deer across a stream at right, as others pursue a fleeing deer at center, riders pursue a boar across a ravine above, and attendants bear the dead quarry before their leaders' approach at far left; all within a rugged mountain landscape; bearing seals reading Unkoku and Togan.
Materials/Techniques: Ink, colored pigments and gold on paper, red lacquer wood frame and copper fittings.
Condition: Very good