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Monkey by Takeuchi Seiho (1864 - 1942)

Original Takeuchi Seiho (1864 - 1942) Japanese Woodblock Print

Series; Seiho's Album of the Twelve Animals of the Zodiac

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 - 14 1/4" x 19 3/4"

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Vertical centerfold. A few spots and creases. Some prints have a few tears at edges or slight separation along fold, repaired. Please see photos for details.

Monkey by Takeuchi Seiho (1864 - 1942)
Monkey by Takeuchi Seiho (1864 - 1942)

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