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Untitled Picture Album of
 Twenty-five Watercolor Paintings

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Untitled Picture Album of Twenty-five Watercolor Paintings

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Picryl description: Public domain photo of Japanese painting, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

During the 19th century, there was a great deal of interest in botany and a proliferation of botanical illustrations being produced. Many famous botanical illustrators, such as Pierre-Joseph Redouté and John James Audubon, were active during this period and produced some of the most iconic and influential botanical illustrations of all time. Botanical illustrations from the 19th century often featured detailed, accurate representations of flowers and other plants, and were created using a variety of mediums, including pencil, ink, watercolor, and colored pencils. Some of the most beautiful botanical illustrations from this period were created using watercolor, which allowed the artist to capture the delicate, transparent qualities of flowers and other plants. In addition to being used for scientific purposes, botanical illustrations from the 19th century were also highly prized for their beauty and were often used to decorate homes and other public spaces. Many of the most famous botanical illustrations from this period are still admired and collected today for their beauty and historical significance.

Osaka-based painter, trained with Matsumura Keibun (q.v.), became one of the most significant Shijo school painters of his time. Often expressed the mood of autumn in his works by combining the appropriate flowers with insects.

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1807 - 1867
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
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