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Presenting an illustration from The Ornamental Arts of Japan (1882) as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page. It is a Japanese woodcut after the original drawing by Toyeki, 16th century.

“It is worthy of note with what few and decided brush strokes the birds have been represented; and the masterly manner in which every characteristic detail has been expressed rather than clearly delineated. All the masters of this school were celebrated for their bold free-hand style of delineation, chiefly in monochrome. Birds, whose plumage offered favourable fields for the exercise of skilful single brush-stroke work, were naturally favourite subjects.”

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Chickens - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from On the Laws of Japanese Painting (1911) by Henry P Bowie. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“The dot called HAKU YO TEN, being smaller than the pepper dot, with the clove dot (SHO JI TEN) surrounding it. It is a strictly observed rule that none of these dots should interfere with or hide the branches of the trees of which they form part.”

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Japanese Tree - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting a sketch by Toyota Hokkei from the second volume of L’art Japonais (1883) by Louis Gonse.

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Japanese Woman Sketch by Hokkei - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the Studies in the Decorative Art of Japan (1910) by Sir Francis Piggott, Chief Justice of Hong Kong. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is drawing of a design on a black lacquer luncheon-box. 

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