Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
A pair of original Japanese full six panel byobu screens. Beautifully handpainted with sumi pigments on stunning silver leaf background. Depicting a naturalistic scene, including rolling hills, trees, and bay water expanse.
Byōbu (屏風, "wind wall") are Japanese folding screens made from several joined panels. May be used to separate interiors and enclose private spaces, creating a among other uses. May easily be mounted on the wall for a modern home today.

Signed by the Artist: Kōno Shūson (signed as Shūson Dōjin here)

Nanga artist in the Taisho and Showa periods President and chairman of the Nanga Academy of Japan. Year of birth: 1890 Year of death: 1987 Birthplace: Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture Real name: Jun KONO (Kounojun) Main prizes: the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon [1973], and the Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Merit Award [1984]
He went to Kyoto at the age of 18 to study nanga (a school of painting originating in China) under the master of nanga (a school of painting originating in China), Tekison TAJIKA, and in 1921 he formed the Nihon Nanga-in (Japan Nanga Academy) with his colleagues. During and after the war, his exhibition activities were temporarily suspended, but in 1960 he restored the Nihon Nanga in and became the chairman of the board of directors. At the time of the 12 times exhibition of the revived Nanga-in Temple, he went to France with 30 large works and toured various places in Europe. Showa Period (1926 - 1989)

Dimensions: 67” high X 148 1/2” wide
Price on request
item #1424743