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Mori, Shunkei (fl. 1800-1830)

Praying Mantis and Fly

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Mori, Shunkei (fl. 1800-1830)
Praying Mantis and Fly
Chuka Senchu (Insects Close At Hand)
Woodblock Print
Meiji Edition, c.1880
8.5" x 11.5"
Mori Shunkei (not signed)
Very good color and impression, light mat stain right and left side.

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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.

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