Birds and Nanten Bush

Tsuchiya Rakusan (Japanese, 1896-1976)

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Tsuchiya Rakusan Rakusan was born 土屋浩三 Tsuchiya Kouzou, and occasionally used that name in his role as a printer and publisher. After his apprenticeship with the great Kyoto artist Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942), Rakusan also assumed the art name 篁子生 Koushisei. This print is the first in a series of 100 in an album titled Rakusan Bird and Flower Album (Rakusan kachō gafu). It is from the second edition.

Object Information

artist
Tsuchiya Rakusan (Japanese, 1896-1976)
materials
ink on paper, color woodblock print
dimensions
13-1/2 x 18-3/4 in.
accession number
46.71
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Kryter
collection
Asian Art

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