Anonymous | Hunting scene before Mount Fuji | Edo period, 17th - 18th century
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Hunting scene before Mount Fuji
Edo period, 17th - 18th century
a six-panel folding screen; ink, colour and gofun on gold ground paper, with a scene of courtiers among pine trees hunting wild boar, bear, foxes and deer before Mount Fuji, their attendants with hounds and hawks, other panels depicting archers on horseback, silk brocade border decorated with hydrangeas among scrolling foliage, black lacquer mounts, engraved copper-gilt fittings
each panel approx. 176 x 62 cm., 69¼ x 25¼ in.
Overall in good condition with some areas of restoration to the gold ground, in particular around the hinges, some slight retouching to the colour, some minor tears repaired, some minor soiling particularly to the lower edge and around the hinges, all consummate to the age of the screen, one corner fitting missing, the stenciled backing with some minor tears, some soiling particularly around the hinges.
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A similar six-panel screen was sold in these rooms, Sotheby's, London, Pursuit of an Ideal: Fine Japanese Works of Art, 5 November 2021, Lot 60, go to: