Takeuchi Seiho - Considered one of the founders of modern Japanese painting, Takeuchi Seiho initially studied with the Maruyama-Shijo school in Kyoto. After traveling in Europe in 1900 - 1901, he incorporated Western techniques into his style, creating a unique and harmonious synthesis of Western and traditional Japanese art. An influential teacher, he established his own private school and also taught at the Kyoto Municipal College of Painting. Sketching from life, Seiho beautifully captured the essence of the landscapes, animals, and plants that he depicted. This highly gifted and innovative artist received the first Order of Cultural Merit award from the Japanese government in 1937.
Seiho's Album of the Twelve Animals of the Zodiac - Terrific design from Seiho's fantastic, large format series depicting the twelve animals of the zodiac. These woodblock images are beautifully drawn with fluid brushwork and lively calligraphic lines, capturing the look of an ink and wash painting. A wonderful example of Seiho's naturalistic style.
Artist - Takeuchi Seiho (1864 - 1942)
Image Size - 17 7/8" x 12 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. Slight rippling, a few creases at edges and stains. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.
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