Lot 2138
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), Four Japanese Woodblock Prints
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Edo period (1615-1868), includes first print from the 47 Ronin series (some foxing to print; some rubbing and wear to edges), second print of a lady wearing an elaborate kimono decorated with stream, flowers, and lanterns, standing gripping two swords with a background of autumn grasses (some rubbing and wear to edges; light toning to paper; some fading to color), third print of a man in loose robe holding a samurai sword, behind him a curtain of blue fabric with fans floating in a stream, a parcel with letter rests on the ground by his feet (foxing and discoloration throughout; some fading to color; mat with foxing and discoloration), and fourth print of two ladies kneeling while serving a lacquered floral bowl to a guest, an ikebana vase rests of the floor waiting to be filled with flowers that rest of the cloth above (foxing and discoloration; toning to paper; light fading to color), all framed with mats, not examined outside of the frame.

Largest framed dimensions 21 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.

Private Collection, New London, North Carolina