Original Tomioka Tessai (1836 - 1924) Japanese Woodblock Print
Winter Flowers, 1907
Series; Four Seasons of Flowers, 1907
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 winter group.
Artist - Tomioka Tessai (1836 - 1924)
Image Size - 9 1/8" x 6 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Diagonal fold at side. A couple small tears at edge, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details.