Artist: Takeuchi Keishu
Title: Seiobo - Queen of the West
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Description: Title Seiobo - Queen of the West (kuchi-e) Artist Keishu Takeuchi 1861-1942 - click for artist Seal artist's seal (keishu) Dated 1907 Impression excellent - very good Colors very good … silver colored metallic pigment partially oxidized Condition good … light soil and creases, three horizontal folds Description "Sei-o-bo" (Si Wang Mu in Chinese. Queen of the West) The Taoist deity who lives in Konron (Kuen Lun) mountains. She cares for the mythical peach tree which bears fruits every three thousand years. Eating this peach bestows immortality. According to the legend, Tobosaku stole and ate the peach and made himself "sennin". Width 8.9 inches = 22.5 cm Height 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm