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sheet from an incomplete volume of the three volume Hanabush Icho gafu painting manual
  • Seizandoo of Edo, publisher
  • sheet from an incomplete volume of the three volume Hanabush Icho 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.f
Description

Black and red image of a bird on a flowering branch. The branch is black and extends from the top left corner to the bottom right quadrant. It has small roughly circular flowers. There is a bird in the center of the image with a white spotted breast and a red eye and open beak. There is calligraphy in the top right corner and a thin border on the top, right, and bottom of the image.