Japanese Woodblock Print entitled: Standing Crane (鶴), by Kikuchi Yōsai

Sale price$185.00

Dimensions: 15-0” x 10-0”

Description: Offered is a Polychrome woodblock print of a “Standing Crane” pictured next to small pine trees and rocks and orange background. The woodblock is signed with a red seal on the lower middle right portion of the image. The tall crane is finely detailed in black and white with a red crest on the top of its head. The ground is lightly colored to give depth with a pink tinted sky. Overall, the composition follows Kikuchi Yōsai independent style of predominantly black and gray lines. (NOTE: The woodblock will come framed at no additional cost  for we are in the business of selling artwork and not framing. The framing which was completed  upon purchase of the woodblock has served its purpose of protecting the piece from damage from sunlight and other environmental conditions.)

Kikuchi Yōsai 菊池 容斎( 1781 – 1878) was a Japanese painter famous for his monochrome portraits of historical figures. He was born in Edo, present Tokyo, the son of a samurai named Kawahara of Edo. He was adopted by a family named Kikuchi. At eighteen, he became the student of Takato Enjo. After studying the principles of Kano, Shijo and Maruyama schools under Ozui he developed an independent style with affinities with that of Tani Buncho. His works are displayed in important museums around the world including The Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Freer and Sackler Galleries in the Smithsonian.

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship with no major issues to report and corresponds to its vintage, meeting all the standards of the collectible woodblock print works on paper.