[Go Back]  [New Search]    Comparing Artwork Details for Bakufu Ohno (1888-1976) "Flying fish (Tobiuo)"         

The artworks displayed on JAODB are not for sale

Notes (1st edition)From Volume 1, print number 6.
Publisher (this edition): Nishinomiya Shoin Kyoto Hanga-In Kyoto Hanga-In
Date of this item: 1939 1940s/50 1946-50
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Saturday, 25 July 2009

???13?1??? ??????????????1?6????????????
??? ?? ??
??? ?? ??
?????? ???? ????????????????·?????

Friday, 18 March 2005

Bakufu Ohno (1888-1976) hand done woodblock print measures 11 X 16.5, including narrow borders.

Dramatic and rare flying fish.

It is signed by the artist in English as well as in Japanese, along with his square red seals.

Fine Condition.
Saturday, 8 December 2007

Title Flying Fish
Artist Bakufu Ono 1888-1976
Signature Bakufu.
Seal Artist's seal.
Dated 1938.
Publisher Nishinomiya-shoin.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Good … Later printing.
Colors Very good … Mica on the bright ventral area and the wings of the fish, also on the water drops.
Condition Good - fair … Light toning, wrinkles and creases. Several pin sized holes. A tear (1/4 inch long) on the bottom edge.
Description From "Dai-nippon Gyorui Gashu" (Pictures of Fish in Japan). Lively presentation of flying fish jumping out of the water. Bakufu was the best known for the series of 72 fish prints, "Dai-nippon Gyorui Gashu" (Pictures of Fish in Japan) which was published in 5 parts between 1937 and 1942 (or 44). Its artistic beauty and scientific correctness have been admired by both print collectors as well as fish enthusiasts. The natural history prints had been created by using dead animals. Even John James Audubon who observed living animals extensively, used dead specimen when he made his detailed sketches. But Bakufu Ohno made the most of his designs from his sketches of living animals. These delightful and exquisite prints required between 135 and 250 impressions from the blocks, some with up to 200 impressions.
Note The round red seal on the bottom left corner could not be identified.
Format Oban yoko-e
Width Item 15.7 inches = 40.0 cm
Height Item 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm
JAODBContact MeJapanese Artwork for SaleMy Personal Collection of Japanese ArtResearch ArticlesKoitsu.com

Site copyright: Dr Ross F. Walker. Copyright of the displayed artwork: the original owner. The information contained on this website is provided as an educational resource to scholars and collectors of Japanese art. JAODB would like to thank the caretakers of these art items for their contribution to this database. The items displayed here are not being offered for sale. Unless otherwise indicated the displayed item is not in the ownership of JAODB or Ross Walker.