Original Nobukazu Yosai Woodblock Pigeons And Peonies
A very rare original woodblock print by Nobukazu Yosai titled Hato Botan depicting pigeons and peonies. Renowned as a Meiji woodblock print artist for his woodblock prints depicting various war scenes this is a much rarer example of Yosai’s work. The red cartouche at the top of the print reads Shin Sen Ka Cho ga which means newly selected flower and bird motif. The word to the right side of the carthouche reads Pigeon and on the right side Peony.
Signed Yousai Meiji 29 July 7th which translates as 1896 July 7th in the western calendar. Also printed and published in 1896 on July 10th by printer and publisher Tsunajima Kamekichi of Nihonbashi Barokicho 2-14.
The print is in good condition overall with some toning, good clarity, fine sharpness and very minor wrinkling (see image). Tear to top right corner of the print.
Please also see matching print listed separately from the same series.
Approximate Dimensions of paper is height 36.5 cm and width 24 cm.
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Nobukazu Yosai (1872-1944)
Nobukazu was also one of Chikanobu’s best disciples. He is also famous for his prints of the Russo-Japanese war and well as scenes of the Meiji Emperor. Yosai started to produce his artistic work around 1887 and also created beauty and genre paintings which are much rarer to find.