Revere Auctions
Live Auction

The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 23

Kunisada Spring Evening Music Ukiyo-e Woodblock

Estimate: $150 - $300

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Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786-1865). Ukiyo-e woodblock print titled "Haru no yoru no on-asobi (Elegant Amusements on a Spring Evening)" depicting three individuals seated in an enclosed garden enjoying the music from the flute player. Seals along the lower left corner.

Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East. Selections from their travels and careers as avid art historians are offered in this auction. Their collection includes Indian jewelry, Japanese woodblock prints, an incredible slide collection, and much more.

Sight; height: 13 1/4 in x width: 9 1/2 in. Framed; height: 19 in x width: 15 in.


There are no visible rips, tears, losses, or restorations. Toning and slight undulation to the sheet throughout. Some Small stains throughout, most visible along the woman's face in the lower half of the work. Light wear to the frame; framed under glass; not inspected out of frame.

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