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Cormorants, double bookplate

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Cormorants, double book plate

by Kōno Bairei, c. 1880s

IHL Cat. #505

About This Print

Three cormorants - one grooming and two fishing.  A double bookplate from one of Bairei's ehon of birds.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #505
 Title/Description  Cormorants, double bookplate 
 Kōno Bairei (1844-1895)
 Seal  artist's red oval seal
 Publication Date  c. 1880s
 Edition  likely original edition
 Publisher  possibly Ōkura Magobei 大倉孫兵衛 (Kin'eido; 1843-1921) [Marks: pub. ref. 627]
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - joined at center; remnants from previous mounting
 Genre  kacho-ga
 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)
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