Born September 14~ Okuhara Seiko

Okuhara Seiko (September 14, 1837-1913) was a celebrated artist. She also founded a private school and was one of a few female instructors of Chinese poetry, calligraphy, and literati* painting during the early modern period in Japan.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okuhara_Seiko

*Literati Painting: https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199920105/obo-9780199920105-0163.xml

Bird Perched upon a Branch, from which a Red Morning-Glory Hangs by Okuhara Seiko
c.1900-1912 / Color woodcut / 9-1/2″x10″ / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Okuhara Seiko on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/okuhara-setsuko-seiko/

Further reading:
https://shoga.info/?p=3782
https://noma.org/okuhara-seiko/
https://www.riabrodell.com/okuhara-seiko-watanabe-seiran

January 26, 1950~ The Constitution of the Republic of India comes into effect

Title page of the Constitution of India
(original calligraphed and illuminated version)

Designed and illustrated by artists from Shantiniketan including Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose,
calligraphy by Prem Behari Narain Raizada

1949 / Ink on parchment / 234 23”x18” manuscript pages / Library of the Parliament of India, New Delhi

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