Ikeda Terukata, (1883-1921)
hanging scroll, ink and color on silk; signed Terukata with arist's seal Terukata; accompanied by tomobako with title, Nabatake, and signed Terukata with artist's seal Terukata, ca. 1915
painting 49 1/8 by 19 5/8 in., 124.7 by 49.8 cm
overall 84 7/8 by 24 7/8 in., 215.5 by 63.3 cm
Ikeda Terukata was a student in the school of Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908) from 1895, where he met Kashiwabara Shoen (Ikeda Shoen, 1888-1917), a fellow student who would become his wife in 1911. In 1901, Terukata worked with Kaburagi Kiyokata (1878-1973) and Yamanaka Kodo (b.1869) to help found the Ugokai (Cormorant Society) for ukiyo-e and genre artists. Toshikata, Kiyokata, Terukata, and Shoen were all part of a circle of artists who produced paintings, prints, and kuchi-e (book illustrations) in a manner, typical of Nihonga, which was more idealized than traditional ukiyo-e. After Toshikata's death in 1908, Terukata studied with Kawai Gyokudo (1873-1957), one of the more prominent Nihonga artists. Terukata won the Grand Prize at the 1916 Bunten.
Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p 40
Kazuto Yui, Nijuseiki bukko Nihon gaka jiten, Tokyo, 1998
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