Original woodblock print by Taki Katei (1830-1901) - Birds on the Cherry Blossom Tree - Japan - 1894

Description
Original woodblock print by Taki Katei (1830-1901) - Birds on the Cherry Blossom Tree - Japan - 1894
Good condition, see description

Original woodblock print on japanese hand-made paper. Sharp first edition.

Size 325 x 425 mm.

Ready for framing under glass.

An old fold in paper.
Otherwise in very fine condition.

Biography:
Taki Katei 滝和亭 (1830–1901) was nothing short of a giant of the Meiji art world. He was once the highest-paid artist in Tokyo, a leading master of bunjinga (literati painting), and the only painter to be included in the Meiji hyakketsuden 明治百傑伝 (Biographies of One Hundred Meiji Greats) of 1902. His works represented Japan at international expositions and graced the imperial palace. By the 1890s, he was an Imperial Household Artist, had produced artwork for the imperial palace,was a prominent member of the Japan Art Association (Nihon Bijutsu Kyōkai 日本美術協会, hereafter JAA).

Bibliography:
Rosina Buckland, 'Painting Nature for the Nation: Taki Katei and the Challenges to Sinophile Culture in Meiji Japan' (Leiden: Brill, 2013).

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