Original Sekka Butterfly Print

by Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)

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Original Sekka Butterfly Print by Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)

Original Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942) Japanese Woodblock Print
Original Sekka Butterfly Print

Series; A Thousand Butterflies (Cho senshu)

A Thousand Butterflies - Lovely image from Sekka's two volume "A Thousand Butterflies" series, first published by Unsodo in 1904. These elegant and refined images depict butterflies in both colorful and muted tones, from a single insect to large fluttering groups, with a variety of shapes and forms. Some include silver or gold mica embellishments. Prints from Sekka's butterfly series are rarely seen on the market. These charming modern designs a great choice to collect or display. The woodblocks in this group are from a later edition by the original publisher.

A Modern Master - Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is regarded as the father of modern design in Japan. Born in Kyoto, Sekka pursued his artistic studies at the age of sixteen and traveled to Europe at the turn of the century. His trip to Europe proved pivotal in developing his aesthetic; studying the European tradition of industrial design, Sekka was influenced by the place of design in everyday life. Sekka became a master of the historic Japanese tradition known as Rinpa, combining this traditional Japanese aesthetic with his own innovations to create stunning designs that are both modern and timeless.

Artist - Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)

Image Size - 9 3/4" x 14 1/8"

Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Vertical centerfold. Slight paper remnants on reverse at sides from original folio inclusion. Some prints have a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Original Sekka Butterfly Print by Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)
Original Sekka Butterfly Print by Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)

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