18th century paneling

18th Century Japanese Two Panel Painted Screen. All four seasons are represented here, with the background representing Winter and the kimono patterns representing Spring, Summer, and Fall

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Details of spring and summer flowers all from an 18th century 6 panel paper screen by Japanese artist Watanabe Shikō (1683-1755). A painting technique called tarashikomi has been used, in which ink is dripped onto another area of colour that is still wet, to create a softly pooled effect - ideal for painting leaves or petals.

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