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Pheasant by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Pheasant

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. Please note, this is an unnumbered print from the series, produced as a printing proof. 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 presented in an individual windowed paper folder. Please note, this is an unnumbered print from the edition, produced as a printing proof. 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).

Pheasant - Lovely design of a pheasant perched on a cherry branch, the long tail feathers creating a dramatic diagonal across the image. Pale pink and rose blossoms and buds dot the branches, and the sky is beautifully shaded from pale aqua to golden yellow. A beautiful example of Hiroshige's kacho-e (bird and flower prints).

Signed - Hiroshige ga
Sealed - Ichiryusai

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Please note, each print is "tipped in" to the windowed paper presentation folder with two very small spots of wheat paste at the upper reverse corners, exactly as originally produced. The print can be easily removed by the collector if desired.

Pheasant by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Pheasant by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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