Artwork Details for Tekiho, Imoto "Bamboo and Mountain"

Tekiho, Imoto - Bamboo and Mountain

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Bamboo and Mountain
by Tekiho, Imoto - 井元 荻甫

Artist:Tekiho, Imoto - 井元 荻甫
Title:Bamboo and Mountain
Date:1930s (this artwork: Early post-war strike)
Publisher:Hanmoto Tokyo-Do
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, 25.9 x 39.1cm (image size)
Condition:Very good. A couple of light creases at the upper right. Doi watermark at the upper left margin corner.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:10080-Imoto_Tekiho
Notes:This is a rare oban version of Tekiho's sumi-e scene of a bamboo grove lining a lake shore. There is also a koban-sized version of this print. Both are rarely seen in the market. Printed by Yokoi and carved by Harada circa 1950s. Not much is known about Tekiho, other than that he worked for the publisher Doi Hangaten in the 1930's and produced these wonderful sumi-e (charcoal) scenes.
Artist Biography:
Imoto Tekiho (井元 荻甫) was born in Oita in 1909 and learned Nanga style landscape drawing under Domoto Insho in Kyoto.

井元荻浦:師・堂本印象 明治42年大分県生まれ  旧南画院入 太子奉賛展 選奨ベルリン展 パリ二人展 京絵専 京都住。

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