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Mori, Shunkei (1800 - 1830)

Praying Mantis and Fly

Series: Chuka Senchu (Insects Close At Hand)
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1820
Size (H x W): 8.5 x 11.5 (inches)
Edition: Meiji Edition, c.1880
Signature: Mori Shunkei (not signed)
Conditon: Very good color and impression, light mat staining mark.

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About the artist

Shunkei Mori was an Osaka-based woodblock print artist active in the early 19th century. A student of Sosen Mori (1747-1821), Shunkei is best-known for the ehon (illustrated book) Chuka Senzen (1820). His views of plant and insect life are at once magnified and delicate, their naturalism suggesting careful observation of the natural world.