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Monday 15 March 2021

Imao Keinen’s woodblock, “Two Robins Between Flowering Peonies”, 1891

Imao Keinen (今尾 景年) (1845 – 1924)

“Two Robins Between Flowering Peonies” (aka “Herbaceous Peony with Birds” [Getty images title:], 1891, plate 29, from the “Summer Album” in the series of four volumes, “Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons” (Keinen Kacho Gafu), cut by Tanaka Hirokichi, printed by Miki Jinzaburo and published in 1891 by Nishimura Soemon in Kyoto.

Colour woodblock print on Japanese laid paper with full margins, stab binding holes in the right margin, plate number at upper centre and the artist’s name and publication details on the left margin as published.

Size: (Orban size sheet) 36.9 x 25.8 cm; (image borderline) 31.9 x 22.6 cm.

See all the prints featured in the four volumes of “Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons” at the Yamada Bookstore (山田書店美術部オンラインストア):

Condition: a near faultless impression with rich colour in museum quality condition with no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, stains, foxing or significant signs of handling.

I am selling this superb original masterpiece of polychrome woodblock printing for AU$256 (currently US$198.50/EUR166.24/GBP142.41 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this very beautiful and genuine woodblock print by one of the great masters of Japanese printmaking in near pristine condition for its considerable age, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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