Cranes in Spring Landscape

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Antique Japanese six panel folding screen (byōbu) in sumi, colors and flecks of gold leaf (sunago), with textile border and wooden molding, depicting spring landscape with a pair of red-crested cranes (tanchosuru) with two hatchlings on a shoreline, the scene framed at right by a flowering plum tree (ume) and punctuated by rocks, distant mountains, songbirds [Japanese wagtails (seguro sekirei), camellia (tsubaki), variegated dwarf bamboo (sasadake) and iris (kakitsubata).

Origin: Japan
Era: Edo/Tokugawa Period (1615-1868), Mid 19th Century
Dimensions: 68.50 inches high x 142.50 inches wide

Painting 4015R