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Heian period lord from the book Bairei Gakan

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Heian period lord

from the book Bairei Gakan

by Kōno Bairei, 1903


IHL Cat. #680

About This Print

Bairei depicts a Heian period (794-1185) lord in this print, which was included in his book of drawings titled Bairei Gakan.  This particular print was likely removed from the second release, in 1913, of Bairei Gakan. Bairei Gakan, originally published by Unsōdō Publishing in 1903, was republished by them in 1913 and again in 1982.  Works from earlier publishings can be identified by their centerfold, which is lacking in the 1982 release. For further details see the section titled Bairei Gakan under the artist listing.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #680
 Title/Description  Drawing of a Heian period lord from the book Bairei Gakan (Bairei Drawings).
 Artist
 Kōno Bairei (1844-1895)
 Signature
 unsigned
 Seal  楳嶺 artist's red oval Bairei seal
 Publication Date  originally 1903 or 1913 (see below).
 Edition  this print likely 1913.
 Publisher  likely Unsōdō Kyōto-shi.
 Printer  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - minor toning; wrinkle in right portion of image; slight tear upper left margin
 Miscellaneous
 Genre  
 Format  
 H x W Paper  8 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (21 x 26.4 cm)
 H x W Image
 7 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. (18.1 x 23.5 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature

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