Original woodblock print - Kono Bairei (1844-1895) - 'Hawk and Reeds' - From the series "Bairei kachō gafu" 梅嶺花鳥画譜 vol 2 - Japan - 1895

Description
Original woodblock print - Kono Bairei (1844-1895) - 'Hawk and Reeds' - From the series "Bairei kachō gafu" 梅嶺花鳥画譜 vol 2 - Japan - 1895
Good condition, see description

Original woodblock print - Kono Bairei (1844-1895) - 'Hawk and Reeds' - From the series "Bairei kachō gafu" 梅嶺花鳥画譜 (One Hundred Bird and Flower Paintings by Bairei) vol 2 - Japan - 1895

Printed from 6 or 7 blocks on the full sheet of cream double japan laid paper. An example from the first edition of 1883 with vibrant colours and decorated margins and captioned cartouches lacking in later editions. Very good example with vibrant unfaded colours in excellent condition.

Kono Bairei bird and flower painter (Kacho-ga) and woodblock printer from the imperial city and old capital of Japan, Kyoto, studied from the age of 8 at the Maruyama School. At the age of 27 he transferred to the Nanga School and was instrumental in establishing the Kyoto School of Painting, eventually opening up his own studio to other painters. He became a disciple of Shiokawa Bunrin and published books of woodcuts in the mid to late Meiji Period of the 19th. century.

Born1844

Died1895

See Pulverer Collection, Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution: https://pulverer.si.edu/node/816/title/2

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Technique
Nishikie (brocade) polychrome woodblock printing
Material
Paper
Period
1895
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Kono Bairei (1844-1895)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Bird, Flowers
Title of artwork
'Hawk and Reeds' - From the series "Bairei kachō gafu" 梅嶺花鳥画譜 vol 2
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
370×240×370 mm
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