7124 A two-fold paper screen painted in ink and colour on a gold ground with birds and flowers in a rocky river landscape
Japan 17th century Edo period
Dimensions: H. 171cm x W. 187cm (67½” x 73¾”)
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