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Sugakudo (fl. 1850 - 1861)

White-Headed Mannikin, Apricot, and Japanese Rush (No. 20)

Series: Forty-eight Hawks Drawn from Life
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 6th month 1859
Size (H x W): 14.25 x 9.75 (inches)
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo (Koeido)
Seals: Artist seal, combined aratame and date seal
Signature: Sugakudo shujin
Condition: Very good color and impression, faint soiling and wear, binding marks on left margin, album backing, light soiling on reverse, embellished with embossing on bird

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About the artist

Sugakudo Nakayama was a mid-19th century ukiyo-e artist. Though the exact dates of his birth and death are unknown, he flourished between 1850 and 1861. A student of Hiroshige, Sugakudo is best known for his kacho-e (bird-and-flower prints), particularly for his series Exact Reproductions of Forty-Eight Birds (1858) and Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons (1861). These designs are acclaimed for their realistic rendering of the natural world, as well as their delicacy of color, fine embossing, and high technical quality.