Flowers and Grasses of the Four Seasons Attributed to Sotatsu school Japan; Edo period (1615-1867), about 1620 - 1650 The screens illustrate the changes from spring to winter with representations of the flowers, grasses, plants, and vegetables that bloom in each of the seasons. The vegetation is painted in the "boneless" or outlineless technique. In this method, shapes are created using color rather than filling in outlined forms.
Bird in pine tree watching a spider spinning a web. Painting, two-panel screen. Ink and gold leaf on paper. Signed and sealed. Producer name Painted by: Suzuki Kason (鈴木華邨) biography Culture/period Meiji Era term details Date 19thC(late)-20thC(early) Production place Painted in: Japan term details (Asia,Japan) British Museum
The Four Seasons Attributed to Odawara Kano school Japan; Muromachi period (1392-1573), mid- to late 16th century Reading from right to left, various scenes show changes in foliage and atmosphere from spring to winter. Several of the vignettes scattered through the pair of screens have additional levels of meaning; in some instances they depict parts of the popular theme in painting and literature known as the Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers (shosho hakkei).
Morning Glories and Grasses. Antique Japanese six panel folding screen (byōbu) in sumi, colors and gold leaf (kinpaku) on paper, with paper hinges, textile border and wooden molding, depicting butterflies, morning glories (asagao) and mountain chrysanthemums (hamagiku) amidst clusters of flowering eulalia grass (suzuki). Japan. Edo period. early 19th Century
Pheasants under Cherry and Willow Trees and Irises and Mist Attributed to Kano Ryokei (died 1645) Japan, Kyoto Prefecture, Nishihonganji; Edo period (1615-1867), first half 17th century The three trunks with exposed roots in the foreground of the right-hand screen of this pair is a typical example of the tripartite composition, the sharply defined forms, and the interest in precise details that illustrate the traditional style of the Kano school of painting in the early 17th century.
Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons Shiki kachô zu byôbu 四季花鳥図屏風 Japanese, Edo period, latter half of the 17th century Kano Einô, Japanese, 1631–1697 Dimensions 160.3 x 371.6 cm (63 1/8 x 146 5/16 in.) Medium or Technique One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color and gold on paper Classification Paintings Type Screen Catalogue Raisonné KJM2-Kano-289-(1) Accession Number 11.4431 Out on loan