This six panel screen measures 47" high and each panel is 18 1/2" wide, the entire impressive work therefore 111" (more than nine feet) across. It is in poor condition, as found, with numerous rips and tears, some crudely repaired in the past, some of the torn areas hanging free or separated, exposing the extensive calligraphy underneath; all ripped pieces are present. There is extensive paint loss in the iris cluster at lower left. The panel furthest to the right is physically separated from the others and will need to be reattached. A typed circa 1960's label from an apparent Japanese antiquities dealer, probably in Japan, remains on the reverse. This reads: "This original antique painting on gold--Kano school. This artist's name is unknown painting with such as beautiful willow-tree Iris flowers with water-course and Peony flowers design painting at about Tokugawa period over 200 years old 1750 A.D.". The screen despite the numerous condition issues remains beautiful. The gold paint catches the light. A skilled restorer could likely minimize the flaws. **The nine allowed photos do not permit me to fully illustrate the condition issues. Feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to send additional images.**
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