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Box Container & Screen No. 5

Title: Japanese screens in miniature : six masterpieces of the Momoyama period / with introd. & commentary by Reiko Chiba.

Edition: 17th printing.

Published: Rutland, Vt ; Tokyo : C. E. Tuttle, 1975, c1960.

Description: 7 fold. sheets in 1 box. : chiefly col. ill. ; 15 x 5.5 cm.

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references. --

Contents: 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].

Local Note: Dr. William Roy Newman Collection.

Subjects: Screen painting, Japanese.
Painting, Japanese Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600.

Other Author(s): Chiba, Reiko.


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