Passiflora & Gypsophila

Title: Passiflora & Gypsophila
Date: C1918
Artist: Tanigami Konan (1879-1928)
Image Size: 224mm x 332mm (8.82" x 13.07")
Technique: Woodblock.
Condition: In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
Stock Number: JWB SSZO 323 (GPD) (C116)
Price: $A 165

Woodblock of Passiflora & Gypsophila by Tanigami Konan, from the series, Seiyo Soka Zofu, or a Pictorial Book of Western Flowers

The woodblock process requires a separate block for virtually every colour. A simple subject by Japanese standards would usually use up to nine different blocks. A key block would be cut first, giving the outlines of the image drawn by the artist.


Tanigami Konan (1879-1928)

Tanigami Konan was born 1879 in Hyogo prefecture and is best known for his beautifull wood block prints of birds and flowers. He was the first Japanese born artist to paint Western flowers in the series.Seiyo Soka Zofu, (A Picture Album of Western Plants and Flowers).

The series depicts flowers in full bloom.