Myriad Birds: A Kyoka Competition - Originally published in 1790 by Utamaro, "Myriad Birds" was one of three nature albums in a trilogy that included birds, shells and insects. Each print depicts various birds in their natural environments, set against softly shaded backgrounds. These lovely reprints reproduce the serene, elegant beauty of the originals, with carefully detailed feathers, fine bokashi shading, and subtle color. A nice example of Utamaro's less commonly seen subjects.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 9 1/4" x 14" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top center from original publisher mounting. Light smudge in margin. Please see photos for details. Good overall.