Keinen Woodblock Prints 1891

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Kurotsumugi - Summer KEH06 $145
Each individual print measures approximately 10 inches by 14 1/2 inches.

Keinan Kacho Gafu, or Bird and Flower Albums by Keinen, are Panteek's latest offerings of Japanese Shin Hanga prints. The masterful color woodblocks, carved by Tanaka Jirokichi, lend a delicate beauty to each portrait of birds in their natural settings.

Imao Keinen (1845-1924) studied ukiyo-e ("floating world") woodblock prints and other traditional Japanese art styles, becoming a professor at the Kyoto Prefecture School of Painting in 1880. These prints, from Keinan Kacho Gafu, solidified his importance to Japanese art. Soon after their publication in 1891 he was made a member of the Imperial Household Art Committee and a Member of the Imperial Art Academy.

These breathtakingly beautiful woodblock prints illustrate more than 100 different birds in specific seasonal settings with flowers and blossoms. Though little known in the west, they represent a pinnacle of the Shin Hanga movement and are treasures rarely seen with this printing quality and fine state of preservation. Each individual print measures approximately 10 inches by 14 1/2 inches on creamy paper laid, with virtually no foxing.  The prints are from the very scarce original Tanaka Jihei edition  of 1891-1892 & have not been trimmed in any way.  For aesthetics, the full size of the inner margin is not shown in the images.  Please also see our selection of double-page prints from Keinen Kacho Gafu.

We accept credit cards & PayPal. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $9.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, fax or email.


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