Seitei, Watanabe, 1851-1918

Born in Edo. Original name Yoshikawa Yoshimata; adopted into Watanabe family. Studied painting with Kikuchi Yosai. Traveled in U.S. and Europe. Received silver medal for painting at Paris exposition of 1878. Well-known illustrator and painter of birds and flowers. Major influence on Mizuno Toshikata and Kaburagi Kiyokata. Moku-hanga include Bird and Flower Picture Album (Kacho gafu), 1903, Wild Ducks, published by Nishinomiya, and a series of 22 bird and flower prints published by Okura in 1916.** Taken in whole, or in part, with permission from: Merritt, Helen and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. University of Hawaii Press: Honolulu. 1992.

Artwork

Starry Night at Tsubosaka Temple.  NaraStarry Night at Tsubosaka Temple. Nara #WPKH29Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957$350
Harbor in TomonouraHarbor in Tomonoura #FWG18205Yoshida, Hiroshi, 1876-1950SOLD
Li Ying, the Swooping HawkLi Ying, the Swooping Hawk #910485Kuniyoshi, Utagawa, 1798-1861SOLD