A Fine Scroll with Watercolours of 29 Birds including 12 Parrots.

£4,500

Very fine and extra long horizontal scroll (ca. 1162 cm in total), illustrating 28 birds (12 parrots) and 1 head of a bird. Gouche Watercolours on mulberry paper, heightened with gold in places. With fine Japanese calligraphy in black ink to most of the images, giving the names in kanji or katakana.

[Late 19th Century] Mounted on a roller; endpaper decorated with gold and with golden title slip endpaper backed with brocade, silk tie. Very good condition.

Very fine and extra long horizontal scroll (ca. 1162 cm in total), illustrating 28 birds (12 parrots) and 1 head of a bird. Gouche Watercolours on mulberry paper, heightened with gold in places. With fine Japanese calligraphy in black ink to most of the images, giving the names in kanji or katakana.

[Late 19th Century] Mounted on a roller; endpaper decorated with gold and with golden title slip endpaper backed with brocade, silk tie. Very good condition.

A very fine manuscript scroll with bright gouache colouring and opaque white colour, partially heightened with gold. Japanese calligraphy in black ink on several sheets of paper.

The endpaper gold-coloured with gold-coloured title stripe and brocade cover on verso, with silk ribbon. Total length 1162 cm. Title on the end paper partially erased white

Artful, finely executed ornithological descriptions with excellent illustrations.The 28 birds (including 12 parrots) and 1 bird’s head are shown, with manuscript calligraphic contemporary Japanese names in Kanji or Katakana. Signed at the end and with 2 red seals.

Overall in excellent condition. Rolled.

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