A beautifully hand painted two panel byobu screen depicting a young samurai being prepared for battle. Signed and sealed by artist 仙挙 Senkyo.
Painting is of a servant kneels before the samurai helping to assemble the many layers of protective clothing an armor. A wise elder sees to small details making sure each layer is properly fitted and correctly worn.
Matsumoto Senkyo, an artist who lived from 1880 to 1932
Senkyo was born in Nakasuji-mura, a village in what is now part of Seiyo city, Ehime Pref. He studied Nihon-ga painting under Yamamoto Shunkyo,
and showed his work in the Bunten exhibition and Japan Art Academy Exhibition.
Design on the layers of silk show the samurai represents the matsumoto senkyo family. Interesting and personal intimate relationship with the artist and subject of this screen.
Excellent original condition. Great Small size for display. Taisho Period: Black lacquer frame.
Dimesions: 59″ High x 57″ Wide