Japanese two panel painted byobu (screen) depicting a winters evening with resting pair of mandarin ducks siting amongst the late blooming roses at waters edge. A pair of song birds sitting within the white hydrangeas. A banana tree is shown with Painted on silk with flecked fold paper, silk brocade, and black lacquered frame.
Mandarin ducks are regarded as symbols of love, happiness, and marital fidelity because they are believed to be monogamous.
Birds have long been a favorite motif in Japanese painting and poetry. They have been linked with specific seasons and interpreted as reflections of human emotions and qualities.
Great condition, ready to be mounted and enjoyed. Signed
Age Meiji Period (1868 – 1912)
Dimensions: 74″ wide x 62 3/4″ high