Inuzuka Taisui
Little is known about the artist Inuzuka Taisui. His works include large flower and plant prints in the Western style, published by Kawaguchi and Sakai in 1929. He usually signed his prints using the written signature "Inuzuka", and sealed with either "Taisui", "Inu", or "Inuzuka".

Below are some very rare Taisui artworks, including woodblock prints, keyblock outlines, and several obviously rare original watercolors that were used as hanshita for his woodblock prints.

Watercolor, woodblock, and keyblock sets
Extremely rare set, consisting of the original painting from the artist to the publisher (Kawaguchi and Sakai), as well as a keyblock impression and finished print. Japanese title reads "Utoigeha", and this plant is amaranthus tricolor (Joseph's Coat). Provenance: Kawaguchi Estate.
Inuzuka Taisui - Amaranthus Inuzuka Taisui - Amaranthus Amaranthus Amaranthus
Amaranthus
woodblock print
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]

Amaranthus
watercolor
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Amaranthus
keyblock
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Amaranthus
Comparison
 
Extremely rare set, consisting of the original painting from the artist to the publisher (Kawaguchi and Sakai), as well as a keyblock impression and finished print. Provenance: Kawaguchi Estate.
Inuzuka Taisui - Dahlias Inuzuka Taisui - Dahlias Dahlias Dahlias
Dahlias
woodblock print
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]

Dahlias
watercolor
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Dahlias
keyblock
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Dahlias
Comparison
 
An extremely rare set, consisting of the original watercolour painting from the artist to the publisher (Kawaguchi and Sakai), as well as a keyblock impression, three trial proofs and finished print.
Inuzuka Taisui - Butterfly and Hydrangea Inuzuka Taisui - Butterfly and Hydrangea Dahlias Dahlias
Butterfly and Hydrangea
woodblock print
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Butterfly and Hydrangea
watercolor
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Butterfly and Hydrangea
keyblock
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Butterfly and Hydrangea
Comparison
Butterfly and Hydrangea Butterfly and Hydrangea Butterfly and Hydrangea
Butterfly and Hydrangea
Trial woodblock print 1
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Butterfly and Hydrangea
Trial woodblock print 2
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Butterfly and Hydrangea
Trial woodblock print 3
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]

 
Morning Glories Peonies Peonies
Morning Glories
[Kawaguchi]

Peonies
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Limited overseas edition of 300

Peonies
[Kawaguchi and Sakai]
Limited domestic edition 48/100

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