Utagawa Hiroshige: Chinese Pheasant - Artelino

Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige

Title: Chinese Pheasant

Date: Originally in Edo period. This one was a re-carved edition made in ca. 1930s.

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Description: Hiroshige produced around 200 "kacho-e" (bird-flower designs) in various formats starting in early 1830s. Although they were small, they amply demonstrate Hiroshige's keen observation and the love of the nature. His kacho-e were said to be "frozen in motion" as if they were the well composed snap shot by a camera.

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