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Vegetables (Eggplants and Cucumber)

 

 Japanese Hanging Scroll

Vegetables (Eggplants and Cucumber)

by Takeuchi Seihō, undated

Dried Persimmons

IHL Cat. #861

About This Scroll

For the only, or perhaps first, scroll in this collection, I chose a simple and playful motif by the artist Takeuchi Seihō, in an elegant mounting, of two small eggplants and a recently picked cucumber.

The Accoutrements


nestled in its custom box




cover inscription
栖鳳筆野菜圖

Seiho hitsu yasai zu
Seiho's drawing of vegetables


inside cover inscription and seal
桂華題
keikadai*

* Japanese art historian Lynn Katsumoto, kind enough to assist me in the translation of the inscription, in commenting on the word keikadai 桂華題, notes: "a genre or subject matter (dai) involving plants and flowers (kei being katsura or cinammon tree, also carries the sense of something in nature that is beautiful) and (ka being hana or flower, with the connotation of something gorgeous)."

Scroll Details

 IHL Catalog  #861
 Title (description)
 Vegetables 野菜 (painting of eggplants and cucumber)
 Medium  ink on paper with silk brocade and bone roller (jikuji)
 Artist
 Takeuchi Seihō (1864-1942)
 Signature
Box cover inscription (shown above) reads: 栖鳳筆野菜圖
Seiho hitsu yasai zu (Seiho's drawing of vegetables)

 painting
Takeuchi Seihō with unread seal
 inside of box lid
unread seal

 Seal  as shown above
 Date  undated - Late Meiji era to early Taisho era
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - some foxing in painting
 Miscellaneous  scroll box (kiri-bako) - Paulownia wood 
 Genre  nihonga
 Format  hanging scroll (kakemono)
 H x W Scroll  49 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (126.4 x 60.5 cm )
 H x W Painting
 
 Collections This Print  not applicable
 Reference Literature  

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