Lot 1054
Collection of Eight Edo Period Japanese Woodblock Prints
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Edo period (1615-1868), includes six woodblock prints by Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1864) of various kabuki actors and women from Japanese literary narratives, a woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige, "The Great Kashima Shrine in Hitachi", from the series Rokujūyoshū meisho zue (Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces), 1853, and a woodblock print by Hiroshige II, "View of Niigata, Echigo Province" from the series Shokoku meisho hyakkei (One-hundred views of famous places of provinces), 1859, all prints are presented loose.

Sheet size about 14 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.

Some of the sheets appear to be trimmed; three sheets with later small holes down one side where they were previously bound into an album; some wear with small losses and worm holes; some wear to edges of sheets; some sheets with stains and creases; one print is laid down to paper mat; Hiroshige print is trimmed and secured to paper mat along top edge.