Yokoyama Ichimu. Folding Screen (Byobu) with Vines and Vegetables. 1942. lacquer and mother-of-pearl on wood. Florence and Ralph Burgess Trust. 2012.267.
height: 50 3/4 in, 128.9050 cm; width: 70 in, 177.8000 cm; depth: 1 1/4 in, 3.1750 cm
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
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.
At least 2011-2012, Kaigedo Japanese Art, Seattle WA, acquired at auction in Japan; 2012, DAM collection, museum purchase.
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