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The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 30

Group of 3 Japanese Woodblock Prints

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Group of three Japanese woodblock prints by Hiroshige, Chikanobu, and Toyohara including:

Utagawa Hiroshige II (Japanese, 1826-1869) and Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786-1865). Print titled "Ume Yashiki" from the series "36 Views of the Pride of Edo" depicting figures smoking in a courtyard surrounded by flowering trees. Inscribed along the lower right margin.

Toyohara "Yoshu" Chikanobu (Japanese, 1838-1912). Print from the series "Eastern Customs: Enumerated Blessings" depicting two women.

Kunichika Toyohara (Japanese, 1835-1900). Print titled "I Don't Want You To Leave" from the series "32 Fashionable Physiognomies" depicting a young woman glancing behind her.

Sight; height ranges from 13 1/2 in to 14 1/2 in; width ranges from 9 1/2 in to 10 in. Framed; height ranges from 20 1/2 in to 22 in; width ranges from 16 in to 17 in.

Condition

Overall there are no visible tears or losses. No visible foxing on all items. The item shown on the lower left in the listing image has creasing throughout the sheet. There are minute ink marks throughout the item, they appear to be from the original printing. The item is toned as visible in the listing image. The recto is missing a protective rubber foot to the left corner. The item shown on the bottom right has no obvious creases. No signs of foxing. The item is toned as visible in the listing image. The verso has minute wear to the bottom extreme edge. The item shown on the top center has no visible tears or creases. There is a small surface scratch along the top center. The top right corner has an ink loss, however, this appears to be an original printing issue. There are dark accretions along the bottom right corner. There is a crease horizontally along the center, near the figure's face, measuring approximately 4 inches. There is minute wear to the bottom right and left corners. The verso has minute accretions of white paint along the right upper quadrant. No visible signs of restoration under UV light on all items. All items framed under glass. No items were inspected out of frame. Wear and losses to the frames.

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