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Phoenixes, bookplate

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Phoenixes, bookplate

by Kōno Bairei, c. 1880s

IHL Cat. #504

About This Print

Two mythical phoenixes in flight with Mt. Fuji in background.  A bookplate from one of Bairei's ehon of birds.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #504
 Title/Description  Phoenix (hōō 鳳凰), bookplate 
 Artist
 Kōno Bairei (1844-1895)
 Signature
 unsigned
 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]
 Printer  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - remnants from previous mounting
 Miscellaneous
 Genre  kacho-ga
 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)
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