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Three unusual antique woodblock prints of Ladies in Kimono. Each is signed, and each portrays a Japanese woman at her leisure. One is playing the drum, a second is playing a game, while the third is huddling beneath a blanket under which an hibachi is burning in order to create warmth. They are so different from western art that they compel attention and draw the eye to the beauty of traditional Japan.

The Woodblocks are typical of the "Beni-ye," a print in which "Beni" or pink predominates. The artist's design was transferred to the rough, hand made paper through the use of individual blocks of wood which were cut for each color in addition to the outline or key block. Once the blocks were cut, they were passed on to the printer whose skill the original artist relied upon to produce more than one picture in perfect synchronization. This was especially important as a single complete print was not printed off at a time, but all the required number were taken off each block in succession. This was the fullest expression of Hand Work at its very finest, both artistically and technically.

(light appearance for all 3 woodblocks is the same as at the top of the photo...the bottom is in shade only in the photo)


TYPE: Woodblock Prints  

APPROXIMATE DATE OR PERIOD:  Meiji Era (1868-1912), pre 1900

CONDITION: very good  

FINISHED SIZE:  32 inches high x 15 inches wide

PRESENTATION:   Each woodblock has been double matted in acid free pink and silver/gold mats surrounded by an acid free ivory mat that highlights the aged, background color of the woodblocks. The frame has been intricately darkened to reveal the double carvings, yet reflects the silvery/gold of the second mat.

A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

PRICE: $2350.00

TTAC will personally pack and ship via UPS at company expense within the continental United States.


Price: $2350.00 Quantity:

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