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.