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18th c. Spectacular Edo Japanese Gold Samurai Screen


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1342598

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Brilliantly colored riders charge into rushing water on the gold leaves of this 18th century six panel screen relating the famous charge at the Battle of Uji Bridge. Tatsuna and Kagesue charge forward into the waters riding toward the enemy lined up on the opposite shore of the Uji River; the skeleton of the bridge visible in the back-ground. The screen measures 173 x 377 cm. (68 x 148-1/2 inches) each and retains the original Edo backing paper, with strong hinges and a good brocade border. It does need some surface repairs and restoration, mostly cosmetic as the screen itself is solid. We are offering this screen as is to allow the buyer to choose the level and quality of restoration desired. See The Art of the Japanese Folding Screen (ISBN , 1 85444 103 5) image 2 for a similar composition held in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.