Album of Western Plants and Flowers - Lovely woodblock print from Tanigami Konan's "Album of Western Plants and Flowers" series. First published by Unsodo as a five-volume set in 1917, these beautiful designs illustrate the exotic flora of the Western world, with lush blossoms and colorful foliage from the four seasons. Carefully observed and beautifully drawn with delicate line work, these attractive images are enlivened with a range of color from soft pastels to rich jewel tones. Although the plants are Western, the artistic treatment is distinctly Japanese, with a wonderful sense of asymmetrical balance and a fine contrast between flowers and leaves. A terrific choice to collect or display, either singly or in groups. The prints in this group are from a later edition.
Artist - Tanigami Konan (1879 - 1928)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Vertical centerfold. Slight paper remnants on reverse at sides from original mounting. Slight toning. Some prints have a couple small creases near bottom of fold. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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