Matsumura Keibun. Quail Feeding Amidst Susuki and Kikyō. Some of the panels of a silk painting depicting quail feeding by moonlight amidst kikyō (Chinese bellflowers) and susuki (pampas grass).1830. Ink, color, gold, and silver on silk
pair of two-fold paper screens painted in ink on a buff ground with abstract calligraphy which loosely translates as, “From Morning to Evening (let your spirit) Soar”. Seal: Teruko Japan 19th/20th century Meiji period
Deer, by Maruyama Okyo, Edo Period, 18th c, Kyoto National Museum. Two-panel Japanese folding screen. In this painting, only two deer are depicted, and all the rest of the screen is coated with gold foil. The depictions were carried out in a realistic style which Okyo was skilled at. The decorative style in the tradition of Sotatsu and Korin with the use of accurate realism are well combined in this painting.