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Fishing Cormorants from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen, Ten

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Fishing Cormorants

from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen, Ten

by Kōno Bairei, 1884

IHL Cat. #505
Red Capped Black Crane from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen, Chi

About This Print

Three cormorants - one grooming and two fishing are depicted in this 2-page print, the 3rd double plate in the first volume of Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen (Bairei's Picture Album of One Hundred Birds, Continuing). 


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #505
 Title/Description  Fishing Cormorants from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen ten (Bairei's Picture Album of One Hundred Birds, Continuing, Sky [vol. 1])
 鸕鷀 (ウ) 楳嶺百鳥畫譜 續編 
 Artist
 Kōno Bairei (1844-1895)
 Signature
 unsigned
 Seal
楳聆 Bairei [bottom seal script character on seal is unconfirmed. Possibilities include 聆 or 玲 or 岭 or 舲]
 Publication Date  1884
 Edition  likely original edition
 Publisher  Ōkura Magobei 大倉孫兵衛 (Kin'eido; 1843-1921) [Marks: pub. ref. 627]
 Printer  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - joined at center after removal from book; remnants from previous mounting
 Miscellaneous
 Genre  kachō-ga from gafu
 Format  
 H x W Paper  9 3/4 x 12 1/8 in. (24.8 x 30.8 cm)
 H x W Image
 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (21 x 29.5 cm)
 Collections This Print  Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries Identifier JIB4_1_008 (holding is all three volumes of Barei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen); National Library of Australia JAP 721.9 B14 (holding is all three volumes of Barei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen); Smithsonian Libraries Freer Sackler Muller Collection ND1059.K6865 A6151 1884; The British Museum 1950,1014,0.6.1-3 (holding is all three volumes of Barei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen)
 Reference Literature
last revision:
8/27/2020
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