Owl with a Pipe

by Toshinobu (1711 - 1785)

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Owl with a Pipe by Toshinobu (1711 - 1785)

Toshinobu (1711 - 1785) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Owl with a Pipe

This Print from the Venerable Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi prints were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. The Adachi group also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. These Adachi prints are sealed with a decorative, raised seal reading "Adachi" in roman characters indicating the print meets Adachi’s high quality standards.

Comments - Fascinating image of an owl perched on the handle of a hoe, a tiny pipe and tobacco pouch caught in its beak. A flock of sparrows flies overhead, and a woven hat lies on the ground, the interior sprinkled with gold metallic flecks. An intriguing and quirky subject.

Artist - Toshinobu (1711 - 1785)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 6 1/2"

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Owl with a Pipe by Toshinobu (1711 - 1785)
Owl with a Pipe by Toshinobu (1711 - 1785)