Folding Screen (Byobu) "Sunset Glow"

Folding Screen (Byobu) "Sunset Glow"

1958
Artist
Nanbu Yoshihide, Japan, 1920-2002
Born: Toyama prefecture
Country
Japan
screen, folding
Lacquer and eggshell on wood
Funds from the David A. Yeakley bequest
2012.296

Folding Screen (Byobu) "Sunset Glow," by Nanbu Yoshihide (1920-2002). Japan, Toyama Prefecture, 1958, Showa period. Lacquer and eggshell on wood. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the David A. Yeakley Bequest, 2012.296

Dimensions
height: 59 5/8 in, 151.4475 cm; width: 59.5 in, 151.1300 cm
Inscription
Yoshihide Saku
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Folding Screen (Byobu) "Sunset Glow" by Nanbu Yoshihide (1920-2002) Japan, Toyama Prefecture 1958, Showa period Lacquer and eggshell on wood Funds from the David A. Yeakley Bequest 2012.296 Entitled "Sunset Glow" (Yubai), this folding screen was decorated with shelving rocks appearing before the red glow of the setting sun. From Inami in Toyama prefecture, Nanbu Yoshihide was born to a family that built and decorated temples and shrines. He took over his family lacquer ware business and began to exhibit at the government-sponsored Japanese Art Exhibition (Nitten) in 1950. In 1989, he was decorated with the Yellow Ribbon Medal (oju hosho) for his contributions as an artist.
Known Provenance
At least 2007-2012, Kaigedo Japanese Art, Seattle WA, acquired at auction in Japan; 2012, DAM collection, museum purchase.
Exhibition History
  • “The Light Show” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 3/7/2021

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