Watanabe SEITEI (1851-1918)




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A fascinating painting by Seitei in homage or as a commission inspired by Yoshitoshi’s ghost print: The ghost of Genji’s lover, Yugao, from Tsuki hyakushi, published 3/1886. Another unusual element is that Seitei has painted the outline of the scroll and the ichimonji and gone beyond, painting a surround of wild grasses and wispy clouds on what would be the kami and chu-mawashi. Seitei was famous for his depictions of birds and flowers and this is, again, a most unusual departure for him. One of Seitei’s masterpieces. Sumi and light colour on silk. Full size: 65.5 x 13.25 in; 166.5 x 33.5 cms. Light foxing at top, otherwise good condition with ( not original ) box. Signed Seitei Watanabe ga and dated kanoe Tora ( year of the Tiger, 1890 ) chugetsu, “Moon in Daylight.” Sealed Seitei.

Status: Sold




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