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Six panel folding screen paper, ink, and watercolours Kacho-ga - birds and flowers. - popular subject in both Japan and China. Here sparrow, wagtails and wild quails are depicted in a misty gold landscape, among bamboo, chrysanthemums, morning glory, and other flowers and plants. The mixture of flora from different seasons is not unusual, and it reflects the transient passage of time. This early screen is a good example of the use of square hold leaf in the background. In later screens, the squares grow larger and are more regular. When depicting the hazy clouds, the artist used sunago (sprinkled gold) to obtain a dreamy and misty effect. Most popular forms of byobu are two-and six-fold screen, the latter more often that not produced in pairs. They were referred to as isso, one pair, treated as an identity. This screen probably had another one to match to its right, where the composition would continue with the following seasons. Only a large castle interior would be able to accommodate paintings of this size, each usually approximately 3.5 m long. From the early 20th century onwards, two-fold screens increased in popularity as the size of living quarters in modern day Japan decreased.

W 3780mm H 960mm

Ref: WEB839 (3693)

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Japanese folded four panels screen embroidered with cherry blossom tree and birds. Fitted in original box

W 1940mm H 1130mm

Ref: WEB955 (5209)

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Paper, mineral pigments. 

Japan.

H:192cm L:66.5cm

Signed by Shochiku bai pine and bamboo plum

WEB1178 (5434)

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"Blue Venice" OIL on canvas.(no.16) November 2011. I am in the Adriatic Sea approaching a row of glorious buildings floating in the sea that have immense historical personality. This is my favorite Venice. The feeling is overwhelming but it doesn't take long for me to realize I am in a special place. As I move closer I can make out the white church which stood out gloriously as a symbol of Venice. I felt it was welcoming me with open arms. Signed and dated on the back of the canvas. Painting size: H 16 cm, W 23 cm Frame size: H 33 cm, W 49 cm

W 230mm H 160mm

Ref: WEB1000

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'White Venice" OIL on canvas.(no.6) March 2008. During my early morning stroll, I was able to see through the thick mist a small church on an island. I could only make out the sounds of the gondolas hitting each other as the small waves moved them about. I hear nothing but the above. And Here it is "White Venice" ! Painting signed and dated on the back of the canvas. Painting size: H 23 cm, W 16 cm Frame size: H 49 cm, W 33 cm

W 160mm H 230mm

Ref: WEB1001

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"A Bottle" Oil on canvas (no.1) Sep. 2010. One of the charm coming from the bottle and I challenge to express that feeling with this oil painting. The magic of a bottle is the charm it emanates. My challenge was to express the bottles radiation. Signed and dated on the back of the canvas.

W 242mm H 333mm

Ref: WEB1005

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"Crouching lady" Oil On canvas (no.2) May 1995 As humans our end state is in solitude. It is important to talk to the inner self. Signed and dated on the back of the canvas.

W 242mm H 333mm

Ref: WEB1006

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"Town with a bridge" Oil on canvas (no. 3) July 2011. This bridges existence gives us comfort in this busy world. I feel like walking along the river sometimes to find peace. Signed and dated on the back of the canvas

W 160mm H 230mm

Ref: WEB1007

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"Town with a canal (Venice)" Oil on canvas (no. 4) April 2009. As you row the gondola into the heart of Venice, the water ways between the houses become more narrow and run like a maze with numerous bridges. It is a pleasure to row under the bridge. Signed and dated on the back of the canvas

W 230mm H 160mm

Ref: WEB1008

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"Women beret" Oil on canvas (no.5) May 2011. My wife that wears this beret is transformed into another lady. I have the pleasure in seeing her in a different light. Signed and dated on the back of the canvas.

W 318mm H 410mm

Ref: WEB1009

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