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
height: 59 5/8 in, 151.4475 cm; width: 59.5 in, 151.1300 cm
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
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.
At least 2007-2012, Kaigedo Japanese Art, Seattle WA, acquired at auction in Japan; 2012, DAM collection, museum purchase.
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