Friday, 13 January 2012

R is for .. Animal Woodblock ABC

R is for  Rabbit ... Animal Woodblock ABC

Lovely, sweet and furry - what's better !! the alternative could not have been more opposite - RHINO

Allen W Seaby
I tried to buy one these recently at auction - wow what a price !!

another Seaby - Link

Fritz Lang (1877-1961)
created some appealing woodblock prints of animal other than Parrots

A distinct lack of Rabbits -- Plenty of Hares
Any suggestions.

........... and some Japanese woodblock prints.

Ohara Shoson (Koson) (1877-1945)

"Two Rabbits"
Tekiho Imoto (Born 1909)
this picture reminds me of the series of horse by Urushibara - woodblocks imitating brush work.

Two Rabbits at Night"
Nishimura Hodo (working 1920's30's)

Ogata Gekko (1859-1920)
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