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C1918

Plunbago & Gaillardia

Artist:

Tanigami Konan (1879 - 1928)

$A 165

In stock

S/N: JWB SSZO 319 
(C116)

Full Title:

Plunbago & Gaillardia

Date:

C1918

Artist:

Tanigami Konan 
(1879 – 
1928)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Woodblock.

Image Size: 

332mm 
x 224mm

Description:

Woodblock of Plunbago & Gaillardia by Tanigami Konan,  from the series,Seiyo Soka Zofu, or aPictorial 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)

Konan was a renowned woodblock artist and the first to depict western flowers in traditional Japanese woodblocks. These followed the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910 that presented the best of Japanese products to the west. From: ‘Seiyo Soka Zofu’,(Pictorial Book of Western Flowers).

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