Antique Japanese wooden standing screen painted on both sides. One side is painted with a Kabuki actor portraying a samurai sharpening the points of an arrow on a whetstone. The image is inspired by an Edo Period woodblock print from the Kabuki drama Yanone Koro by the artist Kiyomitsu Torii II (1787-1868) entitled “Samurai Sharpening an Arrow” c. 1820. In this image, the artist has gone further to include a background with a rack of arrows behind of the main figure. It’s seal reads ç§‹ Aki (also the common word for Autumn. The reverse of the screen is painted with a view of Mt. Fuji. Painted in mineral colors and flecks of gold on a kiri wood panel in a black lacquer hardwood frame.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 49″ high x 44 1/4″ wide x 12″ deep