New York, NY, United States
DoneSun, Apr 9, 2017 4:30 PM UTC
Ukiyo-e Auction: Japanese Woodblock Prints
With this collection of Ukiyo-e Japanese Woodblock Prints, discover why the woodblock printing technique was adopted by Japan in the Edo (modern Tokyo) period (1603-1686). Featuring a variety of prints from Edo (1603-1686) and Meji (1868-1912) periods. Ukiyo-e is a genre of prints that depict common scenes of kabuki actors, samurai warriors, and female bathers. Featured artists include some of the most prominent artists such as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige. This sale reveals the nuanced techniques involved in traditional Japanese woodblock print-making. Whether capturing the drama of a kabuki play or a view of Mt. Fuji, these images exemplify both fine art and elegant decoration.