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Ikeda, Terukata (1883 - 1921)

Beauty Under a Maple Tree

Series: One Thousand Flowers
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1901
Size (H x W): 9.75 x 14.5 (inches)
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Signature: Terukata
Condition: Very good color, impression and state, very faint mat mark.


About the artist

Terukata Ikeda was a painter and print designer active during the early 20th century. He was the teacher of the French print artist Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960). Born in Tokyo in 1883 as Ikeda Seishiro, Terukata studied Japanese painting (nihon-ga) under Toshikata Mizuno (1866-1908) as well as Gyokudo Kawai (1873-1957).  Terukata married a fellow student in Toshikata's studio, Shoen Sakakibara (1886-1917), before spending five years focused on print design. During this time, Terukata produced kuchi-e (book frontispieces), bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women), and scenes of the Russo-Japanese war, many of which were published by Buemon Akiyama. In 1901, he co-founded the Ugokai (Comorant Society) alongside Eiho Hirezaki (1881-1968) and Kodo Yamanaka (1869-1945). Terukata died of tuberculosis in May 1921.