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Bairei Kono
(1844-1895)


#3

CDN $75


Bairei Hyakucho Gafu
Colour wood-block
1881, Kyoto

Bairei's first kacho (birds and flowers), printed in black with greys and a few colour tints.

Founder and professor at the Kyoto Art School; member of the Imperial Art Committee.

Famous for his impromtu sketchings of landscapes, flowers, and birds, he was considered one of he most important artists in the late ninteenth century Japan.