Travail japonais, dans le goût de Shen Quan (1682-1760)
Japanese production, in the style of Shen Quan
Important screen with eight panels, ink on silk, summer and winter scenes: couple of cranes near pine woods, flying over a couple of ducks, mandarins within lotuses, a couple of peacocks near magnolias and peonies.
Edo period (1603 - 1868), 18th c.
H 200×L 480cm
L 60cm (each panel)
Posterior mounting, most likely French. This screen was probably one of a pair, the other decorated with winter and fall scenes.
Shen Quan (1682-1760), Qing dynasty painter, was particularly apt at flower and bird painting. In 1731, invited by the Japanese emperor, he took his students to Japan, where he lived and taught for three years. His work was much appreciated in Japan, and made a formidable impact on Japanese painting.