Folding Screens, anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1850

Folding Screens, anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1850

brush and ink, gold leaf, h 160cm × w 59cm. More details

A mythological hoo bird is depicted on the left screen. Together with the paulownia tree it is a symbol of sound statesmanship, and a popular subject for works of art of the ruling Japanese elite in the Edo period (1600-1868). At that time Japan was largely cut off from the world; the ships depicted in the right screen come from two of the very few countries that had access to Japan, namely China and the Netherlands.

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