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Chigusa, Soun (1873 - 1944)

Papven Somniferum (Opium Poppy)

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1920
Size (H x W): 17 x 11.5 (inches)
Seals: Soun
Signature: Soun
Condition: Very good color and impression, light soiling and wear



About the artist

Soun Chigusa was a painter and printmaker known for his floral designs. Born in Kyoto, his artistic education began with the nihonga painter Seiho Takeuchi. He exhibited widely as a painter, building his reputation as a master of kacho-e, or “bird-and-flower prints,” and produced floral prints in the Shin Hanga style.