Pigeons in a Tree Watanabe Seitei (Japanese, 1851–1918) Period: Meiji period (1868–1912) Culture: Japan Medium: Album leaf; ink and color on silk Dimensions: 14 1/8 x 10 3/4 in. (35.9 x 27.3 cm) Classification: Painting
1937. Kawase Hasui 1937 (1833-1957) was a prominent Japanese painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and one of the chief printmakers in the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement. In the West, Kawase is mainly known as a Japanese woodblock printmaker. He and Hiroshi Yoshida are widely regarded as two of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and are known especially for their landscape prints.