Chinese & Japanese Paintings, Prints & Screens Object Details

Four-fold screen of flowering plum and camelia, after Suzuki Kiitsu Japan, early 20th century


Depicting prunus blossoms and branches.


each fold 50cm wide, 127cm high, 200cm extended


There are some scrapes and holes to the back, the front of the screen is structurally sound.


Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858) was a student of the famous Rinpa artist Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828). He was primarily interested in the decorative rather than the poetic aspects of Rinpa. This is a later copy from the early 20th century, but the original is at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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