Four Japanese folding screen panel paintings by Soga Shohaku
All vertical in ink on paper, all depicting a mountainous river landscape with scholars, based on Shan shui painting. All bearing seal.
H. 136 x W. 56 cm
H. 136 x W. 56 cm
H. 135 x W. 50.5 cm
H. 136 x W. 55 cm
– Frank Lloyd Wright, United States
– Felix Tikotin, Amsterdam
– Collection Peter Poldervaart, Amsterdam
Perhaps no individual in the U.S. did more to shape Americans’ visions of the screen format than architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In many of the rooms of his house, Japanese screens of various heights, stretched flat, were placed on the wall, newly framed by him. Sometimes Wright designed wooden slats to hit the screen at the folds of each panel. He had been incorporating Japanese screens into rooms in this manner since at least his 1906 proposal for the remodelling of the Peter A. Beachy house in Oak Park, Illinois.

These four paintings were part of two multi-panel ‘Shohaku folding screens’ by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), who transported them from Japan to Boston, but unfortunately the screen got damaged during transit and were sold to Felix Tikotin (1893-1986). In the 1980’s, the panels were cut out and sold separately. Several panels are known, from which a few are located in an important private collection in Switzerland, and a few in a private Dutch collection.

€ 4.000 - 8.000
€ 2.600