7124 A two-fold paper screen painted in ink on a gold ground with kachōga (birds and flowers) in a rocky river landscape
Japan 17th century Edo period
Dimensions: H. 67½” x W. 73¾” (171cm x 187cm)
The scene is set in spring through to summer and depicts numerous birds including sagi (herons), tsubame (swallows) and a peahen along with various flora including kakitsubata (iris), ashi (water reeds) and kobushi (magnolia).
For a pair of six-fold screens with a similar subject see: Nihon Byōbu E Shyūsei, Vol.7 Kachō ga, Plants and Flowers of the Four Seasons, p.14-17, pl. 2-3