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- Shiki Kacho-zu (Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons) -

Motonobu Kano


The beautiful woodblock print 'Shiki Kacho-zu' (Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons) is by Motonobu Kano (1476–1559), a renowned Japanese Nihon-ga painter of the Kano school. Originally painted as forty-nine sliding-door panels forming a single grand scene in Reiun-in of Myoshin-ji Temple in Kyoto during the Edo period, it has been designated as a national treasure and revered as a true masterpiece. This print was published by Tansei-sha in 1983. The publisher's seal, the printer's name 'Mitsuo Hashizume,' and the carver's name 'Sadao Uetani' are located in the left margin. It comes with an original explanatory paper (Japanese only, no English).

Technique: Woodblock
Print size: 16 inches wide by 20 inches tall (40.5 x 51 cm)
Image size: 14 and 1/8 by 17 and 7/8 inches (36 x 45.5 cm) 

Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally in Edo, this was printed in 1983 
Signed: N/A
Condition: Excellent condition.  A couple of faint ink smudges on the margin, which will be easily matted out. 


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