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Lot 0062
  • Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
  • Title: Hana-moyo ('Flower Patterns')
  • Date: 1896
  • Size: Oban triptych (c. 37 x 24. 5 cms / 14 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches) each sheet
  • Medium: Japanese woodblock print
  • Signed: Kiyochika
  • Artist's seal: Kobayashi Kiyochika
  • Publisher: Kokkeido (= Akiyama Buemon)

    ll of the triptychs in this series (ten are known) "feature the unusual composition of enlarged figures or busts of women against a distant background depicting customs of a particular historical era. The term 'patterns' (moyo would seem to refer both to the elegant designs of the costumes on the foreground figures and to the background tableaux. The 'flowers' of the series "Flower Patterns" are the beautiful women themselves... The titles of the ten prints refer to specific eras of the Tokugawa period..." (Henry D. Smith II). The above triptych represents the Manji Era (1658-61) in the series.

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  • Location: This item ships from Germany.

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  • Condition

    Excellent impression, colors and condition. - Mint! - Full paper size with margins; sheets not glued together. - With shomenzuri in the hair.

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    Kobayashi Kiyochika: Flower Patterns

    Estimate $2,000 - $2,500Feb 26, 2017
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