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Absence of predators
Absence of predators
Watercolour
2010

This painting is based on an image by Mori Baien in 1839, Sketches of Bird. This was a time when many exotic birds and animals arrived in Japan by boats from across the sea. The natural history of this period recorded a lot of foreign birds both as a result of this seabourne trade of wildlife and lost migratory birds.