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Red Capped Black Crane, double bookplate from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Red Capped Black Crane,

double bookplate from Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen

by Kōno Bairei, 1884

IHL Cat. #499

About This Print

Red-capped black cranes and their chicks roosting under a full moon.  A double bookplate from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen an ehon (illustrated book) of birds(See the artist's biography for details on this illustrated book Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #499
 Title/DescriptionRed Capped Black Crane, double bookplate from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen (Bairei's Album of One Hundred Birds: Supplementary Series
 玄鶴クロヅル丹鳥タソテウ  楳嶺百鳥画譜続編
 Artist
 Kōno Bairei (1844-1895)
 Signature
 unsigned
 Seal  artist's red oval seal
 Publication Date  1884
 Edition  likely original edition from the book
 Publisher  Ōkura Magobei 大倉孫兵衛 (Kin'eido; 1843-1921) [Marks: pub. ref. 627]
 Printer  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - joined at center where removed from album
 Miscellaneous
 Genre  kachō-ga
 Format  
 H x W Paper  9 3/8 x 11 7/8 in. (23.8 x 30.2 cm)
 H x W Image
 8 3/8 x 11 5/8 in. (21.3 x 29.5 cm)
 Collections This Print  The British Museum 1950,1014,0.6.1-3 (holding is all three volumes of Barei Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen)
 Reference Literature
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