'Autumn Flowers in Bamboo Basket'
This woodblock by Bakufu Ohno depicts a bamboo basket with a spray of Autumn flowers, which are vibrantly colored as one might expect with fall flowers. It is framed in a black wood frame with a red bead accent, which measures 19" x 15", and the woodblock sight size measures 15" x 10". It is signed in Japanese and English, which was Ohno's typical signature in the 1940s-50s. It bears his red seals, which translate to 'Bakufu' and 'Shinagawa', respectively. This woodblock was published by Kyoyo Hanga-in Publishers in 1950. It is in wonderful original condition, matted in a simple cream mat, with just normal handling wear on the frame.
Bakufu Ohno was born in Tokyo. He moved to Kansai after the great Kanto earthquake in 1923. He exhibited oil paintings at Teiten in 1929. Ohno produced many landscape, garden and flower and fish prints, which were published by Kyoto Hanga-in; blocks were carved by Matsuda and Kikuda, printed by Shinagawa, Nagae, Uchida and Ohno (self-published). P9452 $235.00