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  • Item: Original scroll painting by Watanabe Seitei (1851–1918)
  • Title: Sparrow and Peony in Snow
  • Signed: Seitei
  • Date: late 19th – very early 20th century
  • Image Size: 47.25? X 17 .5? W (scroll 79.5? X 22.5?)
  • Material: Painting with colors on silk. Splattered paint for the snow. Mounted as a hanging scroll.
  • Condition: Minor creases. Runs in silk and moisture damage at bottom.

    Watanabe Seitei was born Yoshikawa Yoshimata in Edo (Tokyo), and began training with the artist Kikuchi Yosai (1788-1878) at the age of sixteen, followed by a brief period in the studio of the painter and lacquer artist, Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891). Six years later he was adopted by a literary friend of the family, Watanabe Koshi. In 1878 he travelled to the United States and Europe where he received a silver metal for a painting he submitted to the Paris Exposition. He remained in Paris for three years and became the first Nihonga artist to reside in Europe to study Western painting. He is also known as Watanabe Shotei.

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    Watanabe Seitei: Sparrow and Peony in Snow, 19th/20th C

    Estimate $575 - $625Jun 17, 2017
    Starting Price $1
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