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WATANABE Seitei

(Japan 1851 – 1918)

Title
Seitei Kachô Gafu: san-no-maki
Alternative title:
Seitei's album of birds and flowers: vol. 3
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
Year
1891
Media categories
Book, Print
Materials used
bound book: 25 leaves, 22 images, colour woodcut
Dimensions

24.7 x 15.2 cm leaf; 24.7 x 16.7 x 1.1 cm closed book; 24.7 x 31.0 cm open book:

a - bamboo; 22.6 x 15 cm; image; leaf c

b - bamboo in snow; 20.6 x 28.3 cm; image; verso leaf c and leaf d

c - roosters; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf d and leaf e

d - plum grove; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf e and leaf f

e - cherry blossoms in rain; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf f and leaf g

f - cherry blossoms at night with a frog; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf g and leaf h

g - pines and tortoises; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf h and leaf i

h - irisis; 21.5 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf i and leaf j

i - crabs at the riverside; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf j and leaf k

j - fireflies in reeds; 23.7 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf k and leaf l

k - chrysanthemum; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf l and leaf m

l - thrush and spider; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf m and leaf n

m - doves on ivy; 22.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf n and leaf o

n - dove in rain; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf o and leaf p

o - dead tree; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf p and leaf q

p - gingko leaves; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf q and leaf r

q - dove; 21.4 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf r and leaf s

r - seed of arrowroot; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf s and leaf t

s - grapes; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf t and leaf u

t - moon and purple willow; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf u and leaf v

u - wisteria beans; 20.6 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf v and leaf w

v - crane in the morning sun; 21.1 x 28.6 cm; image; verso leaf w and leaf x

Signature & date
Signed and dated c.r. to l.r. [verso leaf x], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Meiji nijû-san nen [illeg.] chô-getsu/ Seitei Watanabe [illeg.] ga [November 1890/ picture by Seitei Watanaba]" [and two artist's seal]. Signed l.l. [leaf c], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf c], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.l. [leaf e], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf d], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf f], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf g], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed c.r. [verso leaf h], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf j], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf k], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf l], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf m], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf n], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf q], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.l. [leaf t], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.r. [verso leaf t], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed l.l. [leaf v], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated. Signed c.r. [verso leaf v], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990
Accession number
238.1990.a-y
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

C.H. Mitchell, Illustrated Books of the Nanga, Maruyama, Shijo and Other Related Schools.