Ginkgo on Japanese scene painting Edo period
渓流春秋草木図屏風To the left, golden Ginkgo leaves shimmer in the late afternoon light with bold red and white maple leaves.
This painted Japanese scene immortalises a view of life: a flow in the river, growth in the trees, colour and movement that expresses transient joy.
Six-panel folding screen, ink, color, gold and silver on paper. Rimpa school. Japan, Edo-period. Late 17th–early 18th century.
Picture and enlargement: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.