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sheet from an incomplete volume of the three volume Hanabusa Ichō gafu painting manual
  • Seizandoo of Edo, publisher
  • sheet from an incomplete volume of the three volume Hanabusa Ichō gafu painting manual, 1770, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 209 x 150 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 255 x 175 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1986.0298.ab
Description

Black ink painting of a bird in a landscape. There is a tree branch from bottom center to upper left. Thin leafy branches are in the top right quadrant. The bird is left of center, perched on the branch. Its head is pointing at the bottom left corner and it holds grass in its beak. There is a reddish stain around the bird. There is a thin border on the top, right and bottom.