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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.af
Description

Line drawing of birds in a landscape. There is a blossoming tree in the top right quadrant. It has thin black-outlined branches with red flowers. There are two small black and white birds and black calligraphy in the top left quadrant. There are black dots to the left of the tree branch in the center. There are two larger birds (pheasants) at bottom center. There is water in the bottom right corner.