'Garden at Seiren-in, Kyoto, in Autumn'
This woodblock print depicts a lush landscape of a garden in autumn at Seiren-in Gardens, in Kyoto, before its color has been lost to winter. There are ducks on the pond in a very peaceful presentation, simply beautiful. It is signed in Japanese and English in the block, 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 1951. It is in very good condition, with trimmed margins, which was a common practice for prints in Japan as the Japanese did not favor the margins, which was the equivalent of a price tag or store catalog notation to them, so they trimmed them from view. This print is matted in black and it is framed in a simple black frame, which measures 15" x 19", and the woodblock sight size measures 10.5" x 15". P40033 $595.00
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).
I apologize for the glare in some of the photos, which is difficult to eliminate, and is simply light reflecting off the glass.