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1938 Print Four Sages Mount Shang Naonobu Tungyuan Kung Hsien-sheng Japan XAC1

1938 Print Four Sages Mount Shang Naonobu Tungyuan Kung Hsien-sheng Japan XAC1

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This is an original 1938 halftone print of a Japanese screen titled, "The Four Sages of Mount Shang." Shown are the sages under the early Han dynasty of Emperor Kao Tsung. They are Tungyüan Kung, Ch'i Li-chi, Hsia-huang Kung, and Chio-li Hsien-sheng.

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of halftone prints featuring Japanese art screens and sliding panels, or fusuma. The original pieces were displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, during the winter of 1935-1936, in order to acquaint the public with Japanese artwork. The exhibition offered pieces from the Ashikaga, Momoyama, Tokugawa and Meiji periods, and featured numerous artists from each time frame. It is an interesting collection and depicts the transformation of Japanese artwork from the 15th to the 20th century.


This 73+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a library stamp on the verso of this halftone print.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13.25 x 7 inches; 34 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Naonobu. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

Keywords specific to this image: figures, figurative, Kano School, Fenollosa-Weld Collection

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