Elizabeth Keith, Lama Temple, Peking, Modert Print

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Artist: Elizabeth Keith (1887-1956)
Title: Lama Temple, Peking
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Date: 1922
Size: 26.1 x 38.3 cm
Original pencil signature.

Original Japanese woodblock print.

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Elizabeth Keith was a Scottish self-taught traditional artist who later created prints in the Japanese technique of woodblock printmaking.
In 1915, Keith traveled to Japan and kept by the charm of its culture and arts, she remained there for nine years. There, Watanabe publisher convinced Elizabeth to transform one of her artworks into a woodblock print. Since then Keith published more than a hundred prints. She exhibited them around the world - not only in Japan, but also in London and New York.

 

A stone shishi lion guards the entrance of Lama Temple against harmful spiritual influences and ill-intentioned people. Lama Temple or Yonghe Lamasery is a temple and monastery of Tibetan Buddhism located in Beijing (Peking). The construction and art of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles. At the beginning of the 18th century, on the order of the Qianlong Emperor, once turquoise tiles were replaced with yellow ones - colour reserved for the emperor. This raised the temple to imperial status.
The colours of the image are bright and the tree casting a shade suggests a sunny day. Light grey stone and yellow tiles reflect the sun rays, creating a warm, peaceful atmosphere.

Elizabeth Keith


Elizabeth Keith was a Scottish self-taught traditional artist who later created prints in the Japanese technique of woodblock printmaking. In 1915, Keith traveled to Japan and kept by the charm of its culture and arts, she remained there for nine years. There, Watanabe publisher convinced Elizabeth to transform one of her artworks into a woodblock print. Since then Keith published more than a hundred prints. She exhibited them around the world - not only in Japan, but also in London and New York.

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Print FormatOban (Horizontal)
Artist NameElizabeth Keith
SubjectLandscapes, Modern/Shin-Hanga, Ghosts & Religion
Dimensions26.1 x 38.3 cm
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