Kiyomasu I (active circa 1696 - 1716) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Asiatic Sparrow-hawk on a Perch
This Print from the Venerable Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi prints were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. The Adachi group also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. These Adachi prints are sealed with a decorative, raised seal reading "Adachi" in roman characters indicating the print meets Adachi’s high quality standards.
Comments - Terrific, bold image of an Asiatic sparrow-hawk perched on a wooden pole, his foot tethered to a cord, which ends in a heavy braid with two tassels. The bird's tail is outspread, creating an interesting pattern of feathers. A nice large format design from the early years of color woodblock prints.
Artist - Kiyomasu I (active circa 1696 - 1716)
Image Size - 21" x 11 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Folded by publisher for storage, will be shipped folded. Please see photos for details.