Friday, 20 January 2012

Y is for .. Animal Woodblock ABC

Y is for ... "Yellow Billed Stork"

Yes there really is a bird call the Yellow Billed Stork or Mycteria Ibis - we all known the one, as it is often caricatured as the bird that brings the new born babies.

"The Stork in the Heavens"
Barry Moser (American b1940)

I have found a few stork and although they have yellow/orange bills, they are not quite the correct breed. They are, however, all very good examples of the art of woodblock printing.

Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hisui Sugiura 1876-1965

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