Tsuchiya Rakusan: Cuckoo and Wild Pear Flowers (Sold)

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Artist: Tsuchiya Rakusan
Title: Cuckoo and Wild Pear Flowers
Series: Rakusan Kachô Gafu (Rakusan’s Bird and Flower Print Series)
Date: 1929

A cuckoo has nabbed a small lizard and perches on a blooming mountain pear branch. Both are native to Japan, and the cuckoo was a culturally important bird in literature and folklore. The Japanese title may be translated “Wild Pear Flowers and Cuckoo (Late Spring)” {Yamanashi no hana ni kakkô (banshun}. This is from the first edition, with gold accents in the sky and luxurious printing. Number 14 from the series “Rakusan’s Bird and Flower Prints”.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: 41.5 x 55 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist
Seal: Artist’s seal
Signature: Rakuzan Kyo