Painting for Winter Group with Matching Woodblock Print

by Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924)

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Painting for Winter Group with Matching Woodblock Print by Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924)

Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924) Original Japanese Painting on Paper and Woodblock Print Set
Painting for Winter Group with Matching Woodblock Print

Series; Four Seasons
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Imao Keinen and the woodblocks of the four seasons - Imao Keinen is a noted woodblock print artist from the late 19th century specializing in birds and flowers subjects. His lovely woodblock prints are naturalistic representations of birds in their native habitat and the beautiful Japanese flora.

Keinen's most famous work is titled "Keinen Kacho Gafu"; and was a stunning four-part work of woodblock prints of birds and flowers in the four seasons. These woodblock prints were full oban vertical subjects in a natural soft color palette. Featuring stunning large birds and beautiful small songbirds against scenery like blossoming cherry branches or snow covered trees, these are exceptional nature prints from the 19th century.

These are all first edition, original prints from the 1891 release of "Keinen Kacho Gafu". Search the web, we found these lovely prints sold in the $175 - $350 range. Of course the Fuji Arts Keinen prints are all priced well below that standard retail range- and the exceptional quality of these prints is second to none. A rare opportunity to collect the highest quality Keinen prints at prices not found elsewhere. Bid now!

Painting for Winter Group with Matching Woodblock PrintWe are excited to offer this rare, original painting by Imao Keinen from the Winter group of his masterwork series, "The Four Seasons," accompanied by a woodblock print of the same subject. This lovely image of two red tailed thrushes under a plant with red berries is beautifully painted in black sumi ink with washes of gray, different shades of green and brown, and the deep red orange of the fruit. The birds are skillfully drawn and sensitively handled, one preening its feathers and the other grasping a vine with berries. It is interesting to note that the woodblock print closely resembles the original artwork. A rare original painting by Keinen. If this subject interests you, bid now!

Artist - Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924)

Image Size - Painting 12 3/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown; print 12 1/2" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Painting: backed with paper, slight soiling a few creases. Print: with excellent color and detail as shown. A few stitching holes at edge from folio inclusion. Slight toning, a few small spots and light creases. Please see photos for details.Painting: backed with paper, slight soiling a few creases. Print: with excellent color and detail as shown. A few stitching holes at edge from folio inclusion. Slight toning, a few small spots and light creases. Please see photos for details.Painting: backed with paper, slight soiling a few creases. Print: with excellent color and detail as shown. A few stitching holes at edge from folio inclusion. Slight toning, a few small spots and light creases. Please see photos for details.

Painting for Winter Group with Matching Woodblock Print by Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924)
Painting for Winter Group with Matching Woodblock Print by Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924)

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