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Edo Picture Hanabusa-Itcho Very rare screen Kano group.
This is ground strewn with gold dust coloration Two Panel Screen drawn by Hanabusa-Itcho. This is placed in "Gakusou" No. 10 of the Kyoto National Museum publication in March, 1988. "Gakuso" is a very specialized book. The follows are extracted sentences
A Newly Discovered Screen with Bird-and-Flower Design on Gold-leaf
Decorated Paper by Hanabusa Itcho Hiroyuki Kano
Hanabusa Itcho(1652-1724) was painter who was active mostly in Edo from the last
Quarter of the 17th to the first quarter of the 18th century. His career as a painter can
be divided into the following three peiods:1) from when hebegan to study painting under
a Kano school painter to when he was charged for violating the shogunfs decree relating to the walfare of dogs:2) the time when he was banished to Miyakejima Island:and 3) from when he was released and returned to Edo where he became a popular painter.
Most of his extant works were produced in the third period of his career.
The screen which is introduced at this time is one section of pair of two or six-fold screens whose year of production is datable to his first period on the basis of style and signature.
This screen is a very important work in helping us to fill a gap in our knowledge of the early period of Hanabusa Itcho.
This has the good expression such as the Muromachi screen. As for you, you will discover the imagination that is better for a camellia part than a Muromachi picture.
The detailed opinion of K look at "Gakuso" No. 10
Picture size 125cmx 52cm (49.2 "x 20.4") screen size 157cmx 152cm (61.8 "x 59.8")