Kiyoshi Takizawa, 1879 Japanese Woodblock, Japanese Banana & Old Kanji

An original 1879 woodblock print, Kiyoshi Takizawa Japanese Banana and Old Kanji.

Japanese banana plant printed in green, with 19th-century Japanese kanji script. From a collection of beautiful flower & bird illustrations (Senryudo Gafu, Kacho-no-Bu Kiyoshi) dating from 1879, by skilled and celebrated Japanese artist Kiyoshi Takizawa. Takizawa used “Sen Ryo Do” as one of his studio names (meaning “A Dragon Was Hiding”).

There is minor foxing and some minor creasing to the thin paper as shown. There is a vertical join down the centre and pin holes to the far edges of the sheet, well away from the image.
Full sheet size: 22.3cm x 30.1cm.

This is one of a number of woodblock prints by Kiyoshi Takizawa that we have for sale. Working towards the end of the 19th century, Kiyoshi Takizawa is known for his detailed nature drawings. The drawings are typically artistically expressive rather than graphically accurate, and emphasis is placed on creating a formally balanced and pleasingly decorative composition.

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Product code: JE-322

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