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Phoenixes from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen, Ten

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Phoenixes from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen, Ten

by Kōno Bairei, 1884

IHL Cat. #504
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About This Print

Two mythical phoenixes in flight with Mt. Fuji in background.  The first plate in the first volume of Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen (Bairei's Picture Album of One Hundred Birds, Continuing).


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #504
 Title/Description  Phoenixes from Bairei Hyakuchō Gafu, Zokuhen ten (Bairei's Picture Album of One Hundred Birds, Continuing, Sky [vol. 1])
 鳳凰 (フジサン) 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 - remnants from previous mounting
 Miscellaneous
 Genre  kachō-ga from gafu
 Format  
 H x W Paper  9 3/4 x 6 3/8 in. (24.8 x 16.2 cm)
 H x W Image
 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (21 x 14.9 cm)
 Collections This Print  Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries Identifier JIB4_1_005 (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
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