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Lot 0055
Heading: (Japanese Woodblock Prints)
Title: Two Japanese woodblock prints
Place Published: [n.p.]
Date Published: [n.d.]

2 color Japanese woodblock prints, framed and matted with plexiglass. Each image 37x27 cm (14x10"); framed: 51x39 cm (20x15"). Includes:

  • Utamaro Kitagawa. Woman Smoking a Pipe. [c.1791].

  • T?sh?sai Sharaku. Sakata Hangor? III as Fujikawa Mizuemon in the Play "Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga." [c.1794].

Kitagawa Utamaro was one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ?kubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. T?sh?sai Sharaku was a Japanese ukiyo-e print designer, known for his portraits of kabuki actors.


Some wear and scuffing to frames; prints not examined outside frames; appear fine or nearly so.

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Two Japanese woodblock prints

Estimate $200 - $300Apr 4, 2019
San Francisco, CA, USA