Horses Under Pine and Morning Glories

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Antique Japanese two panel screen (byōbu) in sumi and colors on paper, mounted in harimaze manner over gold leaf (kinpaku) applied paper with paper hinges, textile border and wooden molding; the right hand detail featuring a gray mare tethered to a pine tree, her head slung to one side, the other depicting a black stallion beneath a spray of morning glories (asagao), rearing as he pulls at a rope securing him to a broken sapling.

Origin: Japan
Era: Mid 18th Century, Edo (Tokugawa) Period (1615-1868)
Dimensions: 51.5 high x 53.5" wide

Painting 3745