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Eight Woodblock Prints

Auction:
2762B
Lot:
543
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2762B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 22, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Eight Woodblock Prints, Japan, 19th century, one by Toyokuni I (1769–1825), portraying a young samurai, karakuzi embossing applied to his inner garment; two by Eiri (1781-1818), depicting courtesans by a river, part of pentaptych, Prince Genji Returning to His Palace where His Wife Awaits Him; a portrait by Kunisada (1786-1865); three by Utamaro I (d. 1806); and one by Kuniaki II (1835-1888), portraying a wrestler, all oban size.
Estimate $500-700

color fadiing; water stain to Toyokuni I; tear to Kuniaki;


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Japan, Genji Returning, His Palace, Kuniaki II, wrestler

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