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Shizuo Ashikaga: Bush Warbler

Japan, Showa period, mid 20th century


Colour woodblock print, oban size, artist's seal and signature, published by Uchida, mid 20th century, 1st edition. Very good condition, a few spots.

Shizuo Ashikaga (1917-1991)

Prints depicting birds and flowers are called kacho-e .

They have a long tradition in Chinese and Japanese painting. Hokusai and Hiroshige were the great old masters of kacho-e in the first half of the nineteenth century. 



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