Java Sparrow and Camellia, 1857

by Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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Java Sparrow and Camellia, 1857 by Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

Original Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869) Japanese Woodblock Print
Java Sparrow and Camellia, 1857

Comments - Charming aizuri-e print of a Java sparrow perched on a flowering camellia branch. Literally "blue printed picture," aizuri-e are woodblocks printed entirely or predominantly in shades of blue. The style became fashionable with the introduction of the pigment Prussian Blue to Japan in the late 1820s. Here, the beak and legs are accented with a reddish tone. An attractive kacho-e or birds and flowers print. The first time we've offered this Hiroshige II design.

Artist - Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 4 3/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Horizontal fold. Slight thinning at corner, repaired. Slight toning, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Java Sparrow and Camellia, 1857 by Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Java Sparrow and Camellia, 1857 by Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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