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Japanese Pheasant, double bookplate from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Japanese Pheasant,

double bookplate from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen

by Kōno Bairei, 1884

IHL Cat. #498

About This Print

A pheasant is fixated on, and appears ready to attack, a snake.  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  #498
 Title/Description  Japanese Pheasant, double bookplate from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen (Bairei's Album of One Hundred Birds: Supplementary Series)
 江南 雉楳嶺百鳥画譜続編
 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 Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu Zokuhen
 Reference Literature
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