Rabbit-ear Iris

by Rakusan Tsuchiya (1896 - 1976)

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Rabbit-ear Iris by Rakusan Tsuchiya (1896 - 1976)

Original Rakusan Tsuchiya (1896 - 1976) Japanese Woodblock Print
Rabbit-ear Iris

Series; Koushisei's Print Selections

Koushisei's Print Selections - Tsuchiya Rakusan designed his lovely, oban format "Koushisei's Print Selections" (Koushisei Gasen) series in mid-1930s, with the first edition published from 1934 to 1935. This self-published series proved popular, so Rakusan continued printing some designs until his studio closed around 1940 - 1941 because of World War II. After reopening his studio after the war, he released additional prints of a few of the woodblocks between 1948 - 1955.

Comprised of thirty-six prints, this attractive series features beautifully drawn birds, flowers, and fish in their natural habitats. These complex designs required the greatest skill of carvers and printers to translate Rakusan's vision into woodblock format. Today, collectors prize Rakusan's beautiful designs for their striking compositions, jewel-like color, and delicate detail.

Artist - Rakusan Tsuchiya (1896 - 1976)

Image Size - 9 1/4" x 14 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light spotting, a couple light creases at edge, small indented line. Please see photos for details.

Rabbit-ear Iris by Rakusan Tsuchiya (1896 - 1976)
Rabbit-ear Iris by Rakusan Tsuchiya (1896 - 1976)

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