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Japanese Two Panel Screen: Romping Steers in a Pasture of Wild Grasses

Showa period (1926 - 1989) vibrant painting on silk of playful steers under a cloudy sky amidst pasture grasses. The painting on this screen was made using a dying process called somemono, a traditional type of resist dying similar to batik. The dyed silk painting was mounted in a traditional Japanese manner, and then set into a sturdy wooden frame that is able to stand on the floor. Screen is backed with raw linen, and is signed and dated on the reverse. Signature reads Shinzo or Makoto-zo (same characters, different readings) and is dated 1940.

Dated 1940
63" h x 52 1/2" w
160cm h x 133.3cm w
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