BAIREI (1844-1895). Bairei gafu. (Sold)
Artist: Kono Bairei (1844-1895)
Title: Bairei gafu (Picture book of drawings by Bairei). Three orihon volumes, complete.
Description: Three volumes with 25 plates each. Two volumes are devoted to bird designs and one to reptiles, amphibians and insects.
Date: Meiji 38 (1905)
Publisher: Yamada Naosaburō, Yamada Unsōdō, Kyoto.
Size: 18x12 cm
Medium: Woodblock printing with grey and pink.
Literature: Charles H. Mitchell, The Illustrated Books of the Nanga, Maruyama, Shijo and Other Related Schools of Japan. Los Angeles, 1972, p. 216.
Conditions: Fairly good impression, in very good conditions.
Item no: MK 491