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Macaw by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Macaw

From an untitled series of Kacho-e (Bird and Flower prints)

Original, Limited Edition Hiroshige prints - We are excited to offer a fantastic group of rare original Hiroshige prints from their first and only printing in the 1970's. Hiroshige created the designs for this group, but they were never printed during his lifetime. They were intended for Edo era release, however, the sketches were never published.

In the 1970’s, Robert G. Sawers learned of the existence of these 21 original drawings and expertly produced the only edition of this group ever released. He limited the production to only 250 prints of each design. Included in this first edition group are prints from a series titled "Calligraphy as Taught by the Chancellor Sugawara," prints intended for a series entitled "Sights of the Provinces", as well as several rare kacho-e designs by Hiroshige.

Originally conceived during the height of Hiroshige's creative output, this series is an absolute masterwork and a must-buy for any serious Hiroshige collector. Limited to only 250 prints, this is an extremely rare series - don't miss this opportunity to acquire a beautiful original Hiroshige print from this most unusual group. You just won’t find these prints elsewhere, so bid now!

Collection Information - Each print is mounted at the top corners to the original paper backing sheet with the limited edition number in pencil on both the reverse of the backing sheet and the reverse of the woodblock. The set was released with a scholarly, introductory foreword by noted expert Jack Hillier. Please see below for Hillier’s forward and description of this project (a photo copy of this will be included with each print).

Macaw - Handsome woodblock of a macaw on clinging to a swaying branch of bamboo. The colorful bird contrasts beautifully with the soft grays of the bamboo stalks and leaves, and the softly shaded background. Nice calligraphic line work in the bamboo.

Signed - Hiroshige ga
Sealed - Ichiryusai
Limited Edition number - 31/250

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 9 1/2" x 4 1/2" + full margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Mounted at top corners to original backing sheet.

Macaw by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Macaw by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Macaw by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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