(see systematic catalogue entry [Little et al. 1998, 282-283] for full discussion and summary translation of the inscription on the back of the screen)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; her estate; gift 1970 to NGA.
- Bower, Virginia, Josephine Hadley Knapp, Stephen Little, and Robert Wilson Torchia. Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings; Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 277-283, color repro.
The screen is in good condition overall. The lacquer surface has a widespread crackle pattern, and there are occasional cracked areas and old repairs.