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.