Japanese screens in miniature : six
masterpieces of the Momoyama period
/ with introd. & commentary by Reiko
Published: Rutland, Vt ; Tokyo : C. E. Tuttle, 1975, c1960.
Description: 7 fold. sheets in 1 box. : chiefly col. ill. ; 15 x 5.5
Orig. printed in 1960. -- The actual screens have six panels measuring
ca. 2 x 5 feet, & "usually come in pairs." Meant for
dimly-lit castles of the affluent Momoyama period (1575-1615), they
displayed bold lines & vibrant colours on a gold background. -- Panels 2-4 on Folded 6-Panel Miniature Screen
Includes bibliographical references.
Introd [10 fd. leaves]. --
1. Birds & Flowers in the four seasons [left, ca. 1575]. --
2.-.3. Arched bridge & Spring willows [left & right, ca. 1585].
4. Five stallions & a mare [ca. 1600]. --
5. Empty sleeves [left, ca. 1615: "luxurious kimono" hanging
on a rack, perhaps "belonging to the wife of a wealthy Osaka merchant
or the lady of one of Ieyasu's retainers" (see e-ill. above].
6. Hawks, snow & plum / by Nichokan Soga [right, ca. 1615]. --
[Bibliography, on. p. 10 of Introd. panel].
Note: Dr. William Roy Newman Collection.
Screen painting, Japanese.
Painting, Japanese Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600.
Author(s): Chiba, Reiko.