Collection of Asian art formed by the previous owner during his travels in Japan between 1882 and 1920. An original Toyokuni III Utagawa Japanese woodblock triptych titled’Kana-dehon Chushingura’, (a kabuki play about the famous 47 ronin ordered by the Shogun to commit seppuku for attacking court official Kira Yoshinaka; taking revenge for their Daimyo) published by Tsujiokaya Bunsuke 1862. Size: (L) 36.4 x 25.8 (C) 36.5 x25.7 (R) 36.5x 25.7. Cm’s. Kunisada’s 47 Ronin remains one of the greatest ukiyo-e series of the late Edo period. On very fine hand made Gampi paper, a well preserved lifetime impression. The seventeenth-century English writer and diarist John Evelyn wrote about Japanese paper in his diary of 22 June 1664. Among the collection there were some papers, which he described as: a sort of paper very broad, thin, and fine, like parchment, of an amber yellow, exceedingly glorious and pretty to look on. Some signs of wear commensurate with Antique/some toning and creasing with small holes here and there, overall a well preserved lifetime impression in fine condition. The design visible on the reverse, typical of prints on paper produced during the period. Having a range of hues, texture and translucency created by 18th – 19th century paints unattained by later and modern reproductions. At the end of the Edo period. (16031867), Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and Kunisada were the three best representatives of the Japanese color woodcut in Edo capital city of Japan, now Tokyo. Was the most popular, prolific and commercially successful designer of Ukiyo e woodblock prints in 19th century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries. Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kunitoshi. Other 18th/19th century original Japanese woodblock prints for sale. Tachibana Yasukuni for Ehon eibutsu sen published in 1780 – Listing number 174099249041. Hiroshige – No 4 -‘Kanagawa’ – Fifty three stations of the Tokaido listing number 174034755832. Toyokuni Utagawa, Kunisada – 47 Ronin – Samurai – 174198267722. Toyokuni Utagawa – Samurai – 174198269556. Toyohara Kunichika – Samurai – 174198400900. Toyohara Kunichika – Samurai – 174198287287. The item “Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Triptych Toyokuni III Utagawa Samurai ukiyo-e” is in sale since Friday, February 21, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Prints”. The seller is “vintage-and-antique” and is located in Glasgow. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japanese
- Product: Print
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Gampi Paper
- Sub-Type: 47 Ronin
- Original/Repro: Antique Original