Important Edo p. Japanese Crane Screen, O-oka Shunboku (item #680093)
Waves lap at the dark shore crowded with cranes on this elegant 18th century paper screen embellished with clouds of gold flake signed Hokkyo Shunboku (O-oka Shunboku, 1680-1763). A bramble of dried bamboo hides one sleeping form, the others strut about oblivious to the frigid winter air. Turgid blue water rolls slowly behind, waves licking at the near shore. A fine example of the mid-Edo aesthetic; the screen is 67-1/2 by 148 inches (172 x 376 cm) and is in excellent condition, recently…
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