Bunrei Kacho Gafu (Album of drawings of flowers and birds by Bunrei).
Eur 2,800 / USD 3,400
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Yokohama, Meiji, 18 . 2 volumes. Folio (355 x 245mm). With 100 full-page coloured woodblock printed plates of which 32 double-page. In original stitched bindings.
These superb large plates are based on Bairei's much smaller album of 100 birds (1881), and transformed in this larger format
Published by Hobu Shokai, with an introduction by Kikuchi Yosai and illustrated by Maekawa Bunrei. These superb large plates are based on Bairei's much smaller album of 100 birds (1881), and transformed in this larger format. A beautifully produced work, printed in black with greys and a few subtle tints. A fine copy.
Mitchell p. 230.