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Samurai SPACER Ichikawa Komazo

Nakamura Konozo SPACER Ichikawa Ebizo SPACER Otani Oniji II

T. Adachi after Toshusai Sharaku (active 1794-95). From the portfolio Sharaku, Vol. I. Tokyo: T. Adachi, 1940. 13 1/4 x 9 1/4. Color printed wood blocks by Adachi Color Print Studio. Edition: 40. In original paper mats with mounted print label. Reference: Achenback Foundation for Graphic Arts.

Toshusai Sharaku, who specialized in kabuki portraits, was active for only less than a year from 1794 to 1795 issuing about 150 known prints. These prints which were issued in the twentieth century are from a rare two volume set which contained 72 facsimile reproductions individually mounted in protective paper mats with printed identification labels. Adachi was one of the most respected printers of the 20th century. These wood blocks were made using traditional nishiki-e methods, sumptuously done with applied powdered mica using the kira-zuri technique. $375 each


Kitano Shrine SPACER Daigo Pagoda

Topi Pagoda SPACER Yashaka Shrine

Tomikichiro Tokuriki. (1902-2000). From "The Fifteen View of Kyoto." Ktyoto: Uchida Woodblock Printing Co., ca. 1955. Colored Wood block. Approximately 11 x 10 (sheet). With original paper top mat. Prints hinged at corners right hand side on backing sheet as originally issued. Very good condition unless noted. Except as noted, $275 each


Watercolors of Lilies

Orange Lily
[Orange lily] Watercolor. 10 5/8 x 9 3/8. Glued to board. Else, very good condition. $225


Red Lily
[Red lily] Watercolor. 10 1/2 x 9 3/8. Glued to board with scattered foxing. Else, very good condition. $125




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