Original woodblock print - Kono Bairei (1844-1895) - 'Deer' - From "Bairei gakan" 梅嶺画鑑 (A Mirror of Paintings by Bairei) vol. 4 - Japan - 1913 (Taishō 2).
Wonderful original woodblock print by Kono Bairei (1844-1895).
The Deer. From Bairei gakan 梅嶺画鑑, vol. 4
Dating from 1913. Taisho 2 period.
Publisher: Unsōdō 芸艸堂
Reference: Pulverer collection - https://pulverer.si.edu/node/815/title/4
In very fair, reasonable condition. Only some signs of ageing. See photos
Sent by registered mail with tracking and acknowledgement of receipt. Or colissimo. Insured declared value included.
Kono Bairei (幸野 楳嶺), (March 3rd 1844 - February 20th 1895) was a Japanese painter, book illustrator and professor of art, born Yasuda Bairei in Kyoto. Member of the Ukiyo-e school, he was a master of Kacho-e painting (depiction of birds and flowers) from the Meiji era.
In 1852, he studied with Nakajima Raisho 1796-1871, a painter from the Maruyama-Shijo school. After Raisho's death, Bairei studied with Shiokawa Bunrin 1808-77, master of the same school.
His work includes woodblock prints of flowers, birds and landscapes, with a touch of western realism. His 'Album of one hundred birds' was published in 1881.
He opened an art school in 1880, and had among his students Takeuchi Seiho, Tsuji Kako, Kawai Gyokudō and Uemura Shoen.
Many of them will come into contact with a few artists of the Lingnan school from Southern China.
- Original woodblock print
- Polychrome woodblock printing
- 1913 (Taishō 2)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Kono Bairei (1844-1895)
- Theme/ depiction
- "Bairei gakan 梅嶺 画 鑑
- Title of artwork
- 'Deer' - From "Bairei gakan" 梅嶺画鑑 (A Mirror of Paintings by Bairei) vol 4
- Very good condition, see description
- 22×26×0 cm