A Stroll under the Cherry Blossom, Kyoto

Oil on Panel
Signed: "P. Ribera"
15.2 x 23.8 cms (6 x 9 3/8 inches)
Essay: 

The Japanese cherry or sakura only blooms for a short period in spring and symbolises the transience of life. Traditionally this is celebrated by the Japanese in a festivity called Hanami Matsuri. Ribera was also captured by this enchanting sea of flowers and recorded it on this panel.

Provenance: 

Private Collection, France