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Takeuchi Keishû (1861-1942)

A young woman sits on the ground watching her cat play with the falling red autumn-leaves of a maple tree.

Untitled (Hatsu Momiji - First Autumn Leaves)

Seal: Keishû

Kuchi-e (frontispiece print), from "Bungei Kurabu", Vol. XVII, No. 4

Publisher: Hakubunkan, Tokyo. Date: 1911

Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Vertical Aiban, 30,7 x 22,2 cm (overall)

Excellent impression and very good colours. The two usual horizontal folds, a few scattered small wormholes and holes, minimal creases, a spot at upper margin. Overall very good condition.

Cf. Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll. No. 28723; Metropolitan Museum of Art JP3690 (artist erroneously given as Kikuchi Keigetsu). National Library of Australia, Digital Collection, Clough Collection of kuchie, no. 6267932. Literature: Helen Merritt / Nanako Yamada, Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints, Honolulu 2000.

€  320,-