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- Matsutaka-zu (Hawk and Pine Tree) -

Tanrei Kano


The remarkable woodblock print 'Matsutaka-zu' (Hawk and Pine Tree) is by Tanrei Kano (1602-1674), a renowned Japanese Nihon-ga painter of the Rinpa school. Originally painted on a wall in Nijo-jo Castle in Kyoto during the Edo period (1626), 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 'Kurazo Yoneda,' 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 19 and 3/4 inches tall (40.5 x 50 cm)
Image size: 14 and 1/2 by 17 and 3/4 inches (37 x 45.2 cm) 

Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally in Edo, this was printed in 1983 
Signed: N/A
Condition: Excellent condition.  Typical printer's ink smudges on the right margin , which will be easily matted out. 


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