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Fourteen Assorted Woodblock Prints

Auction:
2957T
Lot:
1546
Sold for:
$554$450

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Auction:
Discovery - 2957T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 10, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Fourteen Assorted Woodblock Prints, Japan, depicting acts of plays from Kanadehon Chushingura (Revenge of Forty-seven Loyal Retainers), including two by Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825); three Kunisada (1786-1865); one Toyokuni II (1777-1835); two Kuniteru (1830-1874), trimmed; three Keisai Eisen (1790-1848); two Kuniaki II (1835-1888), chuban; and one Shigenobu (Hiroshige II, 1826-1869), all oban yoko-e, sizes to 14 1/8 x 18 1/2 in.

Two Centuries of Japanese Prints
Estimate $800-1,200

many with severe toning and wear, some backed, foxing in progress, creases, folds, tears, stains, some with worm-eaten holes and repairs on reverse, some with pinholes, some with handwriting on reverse.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Toyokuni II, Kuniaki II, Japan, Chūshingura, Hiroshige, Hiroshige II, Japanese art, Japanese painting, Kunisada, Kuniteru, Schools of ukiyo-e artists, Toyokuni, Utagawa, Utagawa Toyokuni II, Visual arts

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