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Okuhara Seiko 1837-1913, Japanese painter who changed her name and adopted masculine habit in order to pursue her profession. She adopted a distinct style, partially due to the fact that, as a woman she was not allowed to formally apprentice to a master. Lived in Edo-Tokyo, she was eventually recognized as a talented artist. Her student and companion in later life, Watanabe Seiran, also became an accomplished artist.This is a woodblock print bearing artist's chop and seal. Print was originally lightly laid down to card paper. It is not drawn or wrinkled. Slight sepia but no foxing or staining. Mounted in a cypress wood frame. Recently rematted using 6 ply conservation mat.Framed measurement 16 x 15.5 inches (40.6 x 38.1 cm). Plate 10 x 9.75 inches (25.4 x 24.1 cm)Item is a genuine original woodblock print. Not a recent photo print or restrike. Here is link to better Seiko bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okuhara_Seiko


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Okuhara Seiko 1837-1913 Woodblock Print Heron Kacho-e

Estimate $200 - $350Apr 9, 2017