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Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn

$900.00
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
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  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn
  • Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn

Rare books manuscripts

Imao Keinen Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) Autumn

$900.00

Imao Keinen, Japanese (1845 - 1924)
Album of Birds and Flowers (Keinen kacho gafu) 1892

Vol III, Autumn, 42 pages illustrated
(38 numbered illustrations with 4 two-page spreads)

Woodblock-printed book 36,5 cm x 25,5 cm

Edo period, 1615-1868

The Four Seasons Bird and Flower Albums (Keinen Kacho Gafu)

Keinen’s most famous work, Keinen Kacho Gafu, is a stunning four-part work of woodblock prints of birds and flowers in the four seasons. Published in 1891, these woodblocks are full oban vertical subjects in a natural soft color palette. Featuring stunning large birds and beautiful small songbirds against scenery like blossoming cherry branches or snow-covered trees, these are exceptional nature prints from the late 19th century. The birds are naturalistically presented in their native habitat, featuring beautiful Japanese plants and flowers. The series was published by Nishimura Soemon in four volumes of forty prints each, with the blocks carved by Tanaka Hirokichi and printed by Miki Jinzaburo.

Imao KEINEN (1845-1924). Keinen kacho gafu [Peintures d'histoire naturelle de Keinen]. Kyoto: imprimé par Harubie Tanaka pour S. Nishimura, 1891-1892. 1 volume l'Automne