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Tachibana Sayume@Tachibana Sayume "Madame Butterfly"

Item No A1-87-125
Title Tachibana Sayume "Madame Butterfly"
Artist Tachibana Sayume
Condition Please contact us
Size 27~38.5cm
Price SOLD
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Tachibana Sayume is a painter from Taisho and the early Showa Period of Japan (around 1920-1940). He learned under the great master from each art category such as Kuroda Seiki or Kawabata Gyokusho, produced prints and Japanese-style painting apart from illustration for magazines and novels. He was also called gPhantom Painterh, because he represented womenfs evil charm referring to folktales or legends, which was sometimes prohibited the issue. Here depicted is gMadam Butterflyh by Puccini, dressed in the vivid kimono printed butterfly, staring at the sea where a ship going along, holding a baby boy whose father is an American marine officer. She is waiting for his back even after he disconnected any contact, but she, who finally knew he has a wife in the States, killed herself leaving her boy to somebody. Such fragile and dedicated Madam Butterfly is elaborately depicted in this piece. Condition: small creases

Tachibana Sayume
1892-1970
Japanese-style-painter. The pupil of Kuroda Seiki and Kawabata Gyokusho. His Japanese-painting and prints are based on Japanese folk tales and legendss, and he also worked as an illustrator for magazines and novels.