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Detail. Cactus and Roosters a/k/a Cactus and Domestic Fowls 1789. Ito Jakuchu, Fusuma. Saifuku Temple. Japan.

ITŌ Jakuchū(伊藤 若冲 Japanese, 1716-1800) Chrysanthemums beside a Stream 菊花流水図 painted in thick colours on silk

Detail. Cactus and Roosters a/k/a Cactus and Domestic Fowls 1789. Ito Jakuchu, Fusuma. Saifuku Temple. Japan.

A pair of four-fold paper screens painted in ink on a gold ground with take (bamboo) and suzume (sparrows). This left-hand screen shows two suzume (sparrows) and take (bamboo). Inscription lower right: Shosen hijaku wo utsutsu. Flying sparrow painted by Shosen Signed above the perched sparrow: Ikka Lower left signed: Beisen hitsu (19th/20th century Meiji period)

A pair of six-fold paper screens painted in ink and colour on a gold ground with ume (plum) and take (bamboo) in a rocky river landscape. (L) Kansai Mori Kōshuku (19th century Meiji period)