Antique Japanese two-panel Byobu folding screen painting of a pair of Pheasants (male and female) and their chick. The male stands on a craggily rock with blooming Peonies nearby and Weeping trees in the background.
The Pheasant is a messenger of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu and represents power, abundance, promise, and duty to the family while the family itself represents marital bliss. The Peony symbolizes happiness, wealth and beauty while the old jagged rock and the old truck of the Peony represents longevity. It is a painting full of auspicious symbolism painted in the Rinpa style.
Mid Edo Period (1725-1775)
Dimensions: 74 3/4″ Wide by 67 1/4″ High