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Rinsai (fl. 1869 - 1890)

Lilies and Golden Pheasants

Series: Bird and Flower Contest
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1882
Size (H x W): 14 x 9.5 (inches)
Publisher: Hayashi
Signature: Rinsai sha
Condition: Very good color and impression, light stain on bottom left corner, embellished with mica


About the artist

Rinsai Utsushi’s imaginative bird and flower prints are dynamic, unusual in their combinations of traditional landscapes and decorative flourishes. Working in Tokyo between 1869 and 1890, Rinsai dedicated his woodblock designs to the natural world. His kacho-e, or bird-and-flower pictures, were largely released as sets and volumes, as opposed to single sheet prints. Newly Selected Nature Studies (1880) is Rinsai’s largest and best known collection of kacho-e.