Folding Screens in the Japanese Collection of the Náprstek Museum

Pages 95–135
Keywords Japanese folding screen, byōbu, paravent, Japonism, Japanese painting, Japanese art for export, Japanese aesthetics
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation KRAEMEROVÁ, Alice a GAUDEKOVÁ, Helena. Folding Screens in the Japanese Collection of the Náprstek Museum. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Prague: National Museum, 2014, 35(2), 95–135. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Also available from:
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2014/35/2

This article deals with the collection of Japanese folding screens from the Náprstek Museum in Prague. First part of the article presents a historical overview and some basic facts about Japanese folding screens; subsequently the text deals with the phenomenon of screens within the context of cultural and artistic exchange after the opening of Japan to the Western world in the latter half of the 19th century. The article is completed by a catalogue featuring descriptions of all 31 items from the NpM folding screen collection.

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