Kiyoshi Takizawa, 1879 Japanese Woodblock Flowers & Birds, Japanese Quail

An original 1879 woodblock print, Kiyoshi Takizawa Flowers & Birds: Kobus Magnolia and Japanese Grosbeak; Eulalia Grass, Asiatic Dayflower, Balloon Flower and Japanese Quail.

These beautiful flower & bird illustrations (or kacho) date from 1879 and are by skilled and celebrated Japanese artist Kiyoshi Takizawa, from a collection called Senryudo Gafu, Kacho-no-Bu Kiyoshi. Takizawa used “Sen Ryo Do” as one of his studio names (meaning “A Dragon Was Hiding”).

This work comprises two panel pictures. Depicted left to right are Kobus magnolia and Japanese grosbeak; Eulalia grass, Asiatic dayflower, balloon flower and Japanese quail.

On laid Japanese paper.

There is minor foxing and some minor creasing to the thin paper as shown. There is a vertical join down the centre and pin holes to the far edges of the sheet, well away from the image.
Full sheet size: 22.3cm x 30.1cm.

This is one of a number of woodblock prints by Kiyoshi Takizawa that we have for sale. Working towards the end of the 19th century, Kiyoshi Takizawa is known for his detailed nature drawings. The drawings are typically artistically expressive rather than graphically accurate, and emphasis is placed on creating a formally balanced and pleasingly decorative composition.

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Product code: JE-315

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