Ikeda Zuigetsu


1877 to 1944

Born in Kanazawa, Zuigetsu Ikeda was a zealous fancier of plants, who devoted his life to sketching them in all over Japan. His existence has not been known in detail until recently, as he did not seek a brilliant success in art circles and focused his work in sketching plants against vanishing nature. His main works are 14 scrolls sketches that compiled his sketches of plants over thirty years and original paintings for Rankafu, an orchid florilegium.

Works by Ikeda Zuigetsu in the collection