Kazan's Picture Album - Watanabe Kazan was a samurai and a painter during the Edo era. First published in two volumes by Unsodo in 1911, "Kazan's Picture Album" (Kazan gafu) features woodblocks based on the artist's paintings. These nature prints encompass a range of subjects, including birds, flowers, plants, and sea life. Rendered in a loose style, these handsome designs capture the immediacy and fluid brushwork of the original paintings. An attractive series. The prints in this group come from a later edition by Unsodo.
Artist - Watanabe Kazan (1793 - 1841)
Image Size - 9 7/8" x 12 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Vertical centerfold. Slight thinning and paper remnants on reverse at sides from original publisher mounting. Light stains at edges, a couple small spots and marks. Please see photos for details.
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