Bird and flower illustrations by Keinen: summer 1891 page 5

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Bird and flower illustrations by Keinen: summer 1891 page 5
Japan Art Collection (JAC) / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: AP6BAM
Keinen kachogafu natsu no bu Keinen Kacho Gafu Bird and Flower Album Summer by Keinen Album has 52 pages incl cover pages pages 2 51 are empthy Album is bound in traditional fukurotoji style sewn with purple thread through five holes Textured white card wraps titled in black to upper and sprinkled gold Album is beautifully hand coloured woodblock prints including multiple double pages throughout the volume Keinen Imao 1845 1923 was born in Kyoto his original name was Imao Isaburo He studied ukiyo e painting with Umegata Tokyo and other Japanese styles with Suzuki Hyakunen In 1880 he began to teach as a professor at the Kyoto Prefecture School of Painting In 1904 he became a member of the Art Committee of the Imperial Household and a Member of the Imperial Art Academy in 1919 An important Japanese style painter Keinen specialized in Kacho ga Flower and Bird prints with very realistic detail Keinen Kacho Gafu his best known work was carved by Tanaka Hirokichi and printed by Miki Jinzaburo