A Fine Kano School Five-Fold Screen Depicting Crane
A fine Kano School five-fold screen depicting cranes in landscape, Japanese, late 19th century
colour on gold leafed paper
170cm high, 371cm long
“The Kano School, the largest in the history of Japanese art, was in the center of the art scene for 400 years from the 15th century (the Muromachi Period) through the 19th century (end of the Edo Period). They served as art professionals for Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Shogun Tokugawa, and placed themselves at the center of the art scene by associating with powerful figures of the time. They strongly influenced the Japanese art scene as a professional painting group that dealt with a variety of genres: from wall paintings for Emperor’s residences, castles, and large scale temples, to industrial art such as decorative fans”.