[PRINT ALBUM] Takeuchi SEIHO. SHINA FUKO ZU-E. Kyoto, Otsuka Minoru Shôwa 11 - [1936]; #66 of 150cc. The publication information, comes from another copy seen. Large 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. In an broken clasped cloth over boards 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. 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 Kôgeisha was known for its remarkable technical virtuosity in capturing in prints the delicacy of watercolour paintings. Done about the same time that Unsôdô, using similar techniques, was publishing Seiho's IPPINSHU portfolio.

$6,500.00