Tearoom Folding Screen (furosaki byobu) with Sand Dune and Spider Lilies

Tearoom Folding Screen (furosaki byobu) with Sand Dune and Spider Lilies

1953
Artist
Kawabata Kinsa V, Japan, 1915-2000
Work Locations: Osaka, Japan
Country
Japan
screen, folding
lacquer on wood
Funds from the David A. Yeakley bequest
2012.295
Kawabata Kinsa V (Japan). Tearoom Folding Screen (furosaki byobu) with Sand Dune and Spider Lilies. 1953. lacquer on wood. Funds from the David A. Yeakley bequest. 2012.295.
Dimensions
height: 28.5 in, 72.3900 cm; width: 73.5 in, 186.6900 cm; depth: 5/8 in, 1.5875 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Tearoom Folding Screen (furosaki byobu) with Sand Dune and Spider Lilies by Kawabata Kinsa V (Kawabata Miyoshi), (1915-2000) Japan, Osaka 1953, Showa period Lacquer on wood Funds from the David A. Yeakley Bequest 2012.295 Born in Nara, Kawabata Miyoshi worked in Osaka. He began studying lacquer in 1928 at the age of twelve under his adoptive father Kinsa IV. He inherited the family title in 1963 and became Kinsa V. He created this low two-panel screen in 1953 for the ninth annual Japanese Art Exhibition (Nitten). The screen was designed for use in a tearoom, placed where the host sat to prepare tea for the guests. Executed in various colored lacquers, the offset composition of sand dunes and spider lilies would balance the arrangement of tea utensils positioned in front of the screen.
Known Provenance
At least 2007-2012, Kaigedo Japanese Art, Seattle WA, acquired at auction in Japan; 2012, DAM collection, museum purchase.

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