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Quail and Skylark

Size: 27.0cm by 40.5cm (10.63 in by 15.94 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Kitagawa Utamaro

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 7,000$ 63.00£ 44.75€ 51.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: An Utamaro print depicting two quails (uzura) and one skylark (hibari), originally from the album Momo chidori kyôka awase (Myriad Birds: A Kyoka Competition). The kyoka (light verse) poems that appeared in the original print do not appear in this version. Soft bokashi gradation has been used in background of the print.

A post-war reproduction from the O-Edo Mokuhan-sha Company.


This particular edition was produced by the O-Edo Mokuhan-sha, probably in the 1950-60s period. There are a few foxing spots from its long storage in their packaging, from which it has now been (thankfully) released!

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