Four Seasons of Flowers - Lovely design from Tomioka Tessai's series "Four Seasons of Flowers," published by Unsodo in Meiji 40 (1907). Tomioka based his designs on paintings by Sakai Hoitsu (1761 - 1828), who is credited with reviving the historic Rinpa School of painting during the Edo era. The series comprises ten volumes of colorful flowers and blossoming trees and shrubs for the four seasons. These handsome woodblocks feature interesting compositions, ranging from bold closeups to airy depictions of delicate leaves and blossoms, carefully colored and detailed. An attractive series to collect or display. This woodblock is from the spring group.
Artist - Tomioka Tessai (1836 - 1924)
Image Size - 9" x 12 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight thinning on reverse at side. Slight separation at end of vertical centerfold, repaired. Slight toning, a few small marks. Please see photos for details.
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