Screen of 2 panels, watercolor on paper. The background is glued with gold leaf square . The scene represents young women in the garden, one of them capturing fireflies. The charming subject is quite unusual for this type of screens which are usually decorated with warriors, animals, plants or landscapes. The uprights are in red lacquered wood, they are reinforced and decorated with gilded copper plates and chiselled with scrolls on a nanako background, these frames are thick and of the best quality of carving and gilding. This screen has, fortunately, never been restored, the various accidents are all clearly visible and their restoration does not present any technical difficulty for a perfect job. The drawings are perfect and of great elegance which announces the brush of an excellent artist.Look at the feet, the hands, the tree trunk and the leafs all is perfect. We don't have his name but he can be looked up on request. Japanese work from the Edo period, possibly Meiji. Height: 172cm Width: 179cm.
Un trés rare et ravissant sujet.