(#1) Yofu Gacho (Album of Japanese Landscapes) Kikuchi Hobun, 1895

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Description

A rare and outstanding series of traditional Japanese landscape prints by one of the masters of the Kyoto School.

Rendered in an exquisitely restrained palette and now beautifully aged.

This is an antique, hand-crafted woodblock print from the original 1895 edition of Yofu Gacho published by Unsodo, Kyoto

The same print is also held in the national Dutch collection at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

About the Author

Kikuchi Hobun was born in Osaka in the Ichitani family, who were professional mounters of paintings.

He was adopted into the Kikuchi family and moved to Kyoto in his early years where he trained as an artist under Kono Bairei.

Hobun became one of the four leading painters in Kyoto at the end of the 19th century and co-founded the modern Kyoto school.

Recurring themes of Hobuns work are landscapes and kacho-e in the traditional style.

Additional information

Dimensions 443 x 381 mm
Series

Yofu Gacho : "Album of Japanese Landscapes"

Author

Kikuchi Hobun, 1862 – 1918

Publisher

Unsodo, Kyoto, 1895

Mount

Pale cream, conservation grade