Tsuchiya Rakusan: Sandpiper and Yellow Lotus Flower

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Artist: Tsuchiya Rakusan
Title: Sandpiper and Yellow Lotus Flower
Series: Rakusan Kachô Gafu (Rakusan’s Bird and Flower Print Series)
Date: ca. 1935

A sandpiper flits across a background of blooming Japanese Spatterdock, a common waterplant in Japan. Number 59 in Rakusan’s finest bird-and-flower series. The Japanese title may be translated “Spatterdock and Snipe (Early Summer)” {Kôhone ni tashigi (shoka)}. From the second edition that was published between 1935 and 1940.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some minor foxing top left.
Dimensions: 38.3 x 50.3 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist
Seal: Artist’s seal
Signature: Rakuzan Kyo-shi-sei and Rakusan in Romaji