Signed at lower right Sanshū saku (Made by Sanshū) with seals Yukawa Kyō in (Seal of Yukawa Kyō) and Sanshū.
Born in Kamegawa Village, Kaisō District (present-day Kainan City), Wakayama Prefecture, Yukawa Sanshū (birth name Kyō) interrupted his studies at Wakayama Industrial and Commercial school due to ill health but, determined to become a painter, studied under local artist Tanaka Gohō (1871–1929) and later enrolled in the Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) department of the Osaka School of Arts, where his teacher was Yano Kisson. After graduating he studied Nanga (Chinese-inspired "literati" painting) in Kyoto with Mizuta Chikuho (1883–1958); first showing his work at the Nanga-in (Nanga Academy) in 1926, He continued to exhibit at the Nanga-in a further 12 times, as well as participating in the Teiten national salon and its successors on nine occasions from 1927 until 1946. As the scion of a wealthy land-owning family Yukawa was able to live in the remote countryside, concentrating on painting and teaching art. The evolution of Yukawa's grand-scale reworking of traditional Chinese-style Nanga landscape can be studied through his many submissions to the national exhibitions, as listed below with illustrations. The present magnificent and ambitious folding screen shares some features with Ugo (After the Rain), shown at the Twelfth Teiten exhibition in 1931, Kanshun (Cold Spring), shown at the Fourteenth Teiten in 1933, and Fuyu (Winter), shown at the Fifteenth Teiten in 1934.