About the small makeup mirror
This small makeup mirror is a tribute to the floral painting “Bullfinch on Branch of Weeping Cherry Blossoms” (1834) by Hokusai.
The original painting Bullfinch on Branch of Weeping Cherry Blossoms, also known as Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry, is a polychrome woodblock print. The print is from the later entitled series “Small flowers” published in 1834. This series of prints are all small vertical formats and vary from the “Large Flowers” series that are horizontal formats. At that time, the freshly imported Prussian blue pigment, allowed Hokusai to emphasize the white blossoms by creating a bright blue background. The print features a spring bird on a branch of cherry blossoms and bright blue sky to create a representation of spring season. These series are distinguishable from others by always coming with a short poem. Hokusai’s small makeup mirror comes in a beautiful organza pouch.
- Size: 2.75″
- Materials: Cardboard, Synthetics, Glass
- Packaging: Organza pouch
- Style: Ukiyo-e
- Genre: bird and flower painting
- Museum: Musee des Arts asiatiques – Guimet Museum, Paris, France
- Date: 1834
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist, painter, draughtsman and engraver who was actually known by at least 30 different names throughout his lifetime. This was relatively common in his culture, although his names directly related to his artistic production and style.
This small makeup mirror exists also with The Great Wave print. Check all the pocket mirrors collection.