A screen of the four seasons, mountains and water, or, Living live through the four seasons A screen of the four seasons, mountains and water, or, Living live through the four seasons A screen of the four seasons, mountains and water, or, Living live through the four seasons A screen of the four seasons, mountains and water, or, Living live through the four seasons

A screen of the four seasons, mountains and water, or, Living live through the four seasons

Publication Date: 1860
From Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA (Boston, MA, U.S.A.)

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Handscroll, measuring 10 3/4 by 331 inches (273x8407mm). An elegant makimono-e painting in sumi ink and color wash on paper by 83-year-old artist Toshin. Handscrolls are meant to be viewed right to left in sections, traveling arms-length by arms-length through the continuous landscape. This painting takes the viewer through each of the four seasons in a mountainous landscape, dotted with buildings and tiny figures and crossed by roads and rivers. It opens with a green spring bustling with travelers. Summer is blown in with a driving hail storm before gentling into autumn, where a full moon glows overhead. The journey ends in winter with a pristine snowscape. Calligraphic text at the beginning and end of the scroll give the title, artist, and year, and explains that the scroll is "after a painting by Hojo Bokkei, copied by Kakusenro Sesson." A few of the seams in the paper are beginning to come unglued, otherwise this lovely painting is in near fine condition. Housed in a wooden box, chipped to one corner. Bookseller Inventory # 26824

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Title: A screen of the four seasons, mountains and ...

Publication Date: 1860

Illustrator: Toshin

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Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly half a century, Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. We carry a diverse selection of highlights in literature, illustrated books, finely printed books, and special artistic bindings, and we are noted for our fine selection of miniature books. We invite you to search or browse our entire inventory here, or please contact us directly if you wish to consult with our staff to find the perfect rare book for you.

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