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Sea Bream

South China Scenery from the series Seihō's Masterpieces

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Sea Bream

by Takeuchi Seihō, undated

(after an original c. 1936 ink painting) 

Mount Fuji (folding fan design)

IHL Cat. #2525

About This Print

This Unsōdō published posthumous print depicts a sea bream, a favorite painting subject for Seihō, three examples of which are shown below. 

Unsōdō, who published most of Seihō's print works during his lifetime, re-printed, from newly carved blocks, a number of Seihō's original works after his death.  This print is one of them and has been re-issued several times by Unsōdō.

 “What is amazing about fresh fish is their beautiful coloration, that the more I take a look at it, the more I see how beautiful it is. To me, they look even more beautiful than flowers on land.”
 - Takeuchi Seihō

Source: website of MOA Museum of Art http://www.moaart.or.jp/?event=2018-1215takeuchiseihou

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2525
 Title Sea Bream 鯛
 Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942)
栖鳳作 Seihō saku
 Seal unread seals, as shown above
 Publication Date a modern print, likely after a c. 1930s painting on silk
 Edition unknown, multiple editions/printings were done by the publisher
芸艸堂 Unsōdō Publishing (sticker on verso)
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Format shikishiban
 H x W Paper 10 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. (27 x 23.8 cm )
 Collections This Print 
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