Artwork Details for Terauchi Fukutaro (b. December 9th, 1891) "Night Rain Under Willows"
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Night Rain Under Willows
by Terauchi Fukutaro (b. December 9th, 1891)
|Artist:||Terauchi Fukutaro (b. December 9th, 1891)|
|Title:||Night Rain Under Willows (1)|
|Medium:||Watercolour - 水彩画|
|Format:||Large Oban - 大大判, 30 x 43cm (sheet size)
|Notes:||Rarely seen pristine condition. Signature 'Terauchi' at lower left.
(1) This artwork is either untitled or the title is unknown.
This artwork is from my personal collection and is not for sale.
|Very little is known about the artist Fukutaro Terauchi. Marc Kahn of Shotei.com in his article "Paintings by Terauchi, Masterpieces or Tourist Souvenirs?" speculated that Terauchi may be actually a group of artists who mass-produced watercolours for the tourist market. Later, I received an email from Fran Walker who owns an October 1963 Kyoto Hanga-In catalog, which contains two woodblock prints by the artist Fukutaro Terauchi (see my article on Kyoto Hanga-In catalogs here, and view page 27 of the 1963 catalog). One of these woodblock prints is shown below. Marc Kahn also received further independent information regarding Fukutaro Terauchi from a collector who purchased his paintings in the early 1970's. A Certificate of Authenticity included with these paintings states that Fukutaro Terauchi was born on December 9th, 1891. In 1910 he entered the private school of Kiyoteru Kuroda, and later became a member of the Hakuba Association. While we can speculate as to whether Terauchi was active pre-war or not, we can say with certainty that he was active in the 1960s and possibly the 1970s, although I have seen his death listed as having occurred in 1964. Do not confuse this artist with Terauchi Manjiro -- they are two different artists and their signatures are completely different. If you have a watercolour with a signature similar to those of the Terauchi paintings shown below, then your painting is not by Terauchi Manjiro.
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