Folding Screen (Byobu) with Vines and Vegetables

Folding Screen (Byobu) with Vines and Vegetables

1942
Artist
Yokoyama Ichimu, 1911 - 1996
Country
Japan
screen, folding
lacquer and mother-of-pearl on wood
Florence and Ralph Burgess Trust
2012.267
Yokoyama Ichimu. Folding Screen (Byobu) with Vines and Vegetables. 1942. lacquer and mother-of-pearl on wood. Florence and Ralph Burgess Trust. 2012.267.
Dimensions
height: 50 3/4 in, 128.9050 cm; width: 70 in, 177.8000 cm; depth: 1 1/4 in, 3.1750 cm
Inscription
Ichimu
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Folding Screen (Byobu) with Vines and Vegetables by Yokoyama Ichimu (1911-96) Japan, Toyama Prefecture 1942, Showa period Lacquer and mother-of-pearl on wood Funds from the Florence and Ralph Burgess Trust 2012.267 The low-relief carving of vegetables and foliage was lacquered in black and two tones of red with details enhanced in gold and shell inlay. Yokoyama Ichimu was born in Toyama prefecture, an area known for its carved wooden architectural features. Highly regarded for his carved woodwork, Ichimu made this four-panel folding screen for the Ministry of Education New Exhibition (Shin Bunten) held in 1942.
Known Provenance
At least 2011-2012, Kaigedo Japanese Art, Seattle WA, acquired at auction in Japan; 2012, DAM collection, museum purchase.

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