A stunning Double page woodblock print by Bairei Kono of birds. Published by Okura Magobei in 1884 A pair of calling birds and an emperor bird resting in tree branches. Taken from the album of One hundred birds. Signed and with artists seal. Bairei Kono was a highly renowned artist in the bird and flower painting school (kacho-ga) in the imperial city and old capital of Japan, Kyoto.
For Bairei, it was a long journey, as he started his painting studies at the age of 8 in the Maruyama School of naturalist painting. At 27, he transferred to the Nanga School, which embraces the painting of natural history and botanical subjects in an expressive and less restrained manner. He was instrumental in establishing the Kyoto School of Painting, finally retiring to open his own studio to other painters.
Beautifully presented in its original black and silver laquer It measures approximately 41cm x 49.5cm inclusive of the frame. Image 22.5 x 31.5cm. Please view the photos as they are a vital part of the description. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Prints".
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