Bird and Flower Painting
Designer: Sakai Hoitsu
Era: Late Showa | Production quality (1~5): 5 | Condition (1~5): 5
Price: 37,500 yen (click to see conversions)
Description: A wonderful reproduction in the woodblock medium of an original painting from the Kano School. This was produced in 1983 by the Kyoto publisher Tanseisha, and is one of a set of similar editions they produced at that time.
The prints are on a large scale, and took a very large number of blocks to make. This one is listed in their catalogue at 90 printing impressions. The carving team was led by Uetani Sadao, and the printers by Yoneda Kurazo.
Here is the print in full view:
The names of the craftsmen:
The publisher's information is also stamped on the print. It was issued as a limited edition of 200; this is copy #29
In this style of printing (common in Kyoto, as opposed to Tokyo), white pigments are used, rather than letting the white of the paper show through.
Gold and silver powders are 'spattered' over the image for decorative effect.
The reverse side of the paper; clean and clear.
This gives a better impression of the size of the print ...
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