Roses

Title: Roses
Date: C1918
Artist: Tanigami Konan (1879-1928)
Image Size: 225mm x 330mm (8.86" x 12.99")
Technique: Woodblock.
Condition: In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
Stock Number: JWB SSZO 125 (RGY) (C116) (1)
33797
Price: $A 195
Description:

Woodblock of Roses 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.

Biography:

Tanigami Konan (1879-1928)

Tanigami Konan was born 1879 in Hyogo prefecture and is best known for his beautiful woodblock 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.