Tsuchiya Rakusan: Wren and Peonies (Sold)

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Artist: Tsuchiya Rakusan
Title: Wren and Peonies
Series: Rakusan Kachô Gafu (Rakusan’s Bird and Flower Print Series)
Date: ca. 1936

Winter-blooming Tree-Peony and Winter Wren. Number 11 in Rakusan’s finest bird-and-flower series. The Japanese title may be translated “Winter-blooming Tree-peonies and Wren (Winter)” {Kan botan ni misosazai (fuyu)}. A sophisticated composition, we see a cropped view that includes the bamboo stake and the woven grass mat that were employed by the Japanese to protect the winter-blooming tree from the weight of winter snow. From the 2nd edition, published between 1936 and 1940 by the artist.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: 41.2 x 54.7 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist
Seal: Artist’s seal
Signature: Rakuzan Kyo-shi-sei