1936. Item #90039
[PRINT ALBUM] Takeuchi SEIHÔ. SHINA FUKÔ ZU-E. Kyoto, Otsuka Minoru Showa 11 - ; #32 of 150cc. Large gold cloth brocade portfolio 43 x 54 cm. Twelve prints of China [ea. 32 X 43 cm image size] Wonderfully well printed using a hybrid of collotype with woodcut printed color overlays. Clasped portfolio with printed silk title label. The prints are tipped onto backing mattes and covered with tissue. Overall the prints themselves are in fine condition. One tissue guard is missing. Baldinger in his article about Seihô mentions this series as complete in 12 (of a total of 36 projected) images. Displayed in Europe, one of the original paintings (Rain at Soochow) won Seihô membership in the Legion of Honor. Otsuka Kogeisha was known for its remarkable technical virtuosity in capturing in prints the delicacy of watercolour paintings. Done about the same time that Unsodo, using similar techniques, was publishing Seihô's IPPINSHU portfolio. All in a cracked and repaired custom wooden box.