This is an original color wood block print by Japanese artist Toyohara Chikanobu. It is from his series "Mirror of the Ages" (Jidai Kagami) This one is from the Meirek Era
1655-1658) This image was created and printed in 1897, published by Matsuki Heikichi. The image measures 12 1/2X8 1/4 inches, sheet size is 14 1/8X9 1/4 inches.
This whole series is one of the outstanding achievements of late nineteenth century Japanese art. One of his best series, A Mirror of the Ages showed women by fashion and hair style throughout history. There is of course the longing for the past and yet these prints are unmistakably modern and of their time. The subject in each print is the finely rendered foreground figure shown as a portrait head and in the upper quarter, a scene in grisaille from the chosen period. The quality of printing is outstanding, especially in Chikanobu’s use of white for the rendering of the powdered faces. It is often forgotten by art historians that this was the period above all others when the technique of woodblock printing achieved its zenith whilst at the same time there were artists of stature to execute it.
This is a 3 panel color woodblock print by Chicanobu Toyohara, The Tribunal. The image measures 13 7/8X28 1/8 inches. Bright colors, some worm damage, tipped to a backing board.
This is an original color wood block print by Japanese artist Toyohara Chikanobu. It was from his series of Jidai Kagami (Mirror of the Ages) It is from the Meiji Period, circa 1890's. This one is titled: Bijin in the Koka Era. The image measures 12 7/8X8 1/8 inches. Finely presented in a custom linen matting.
Color woodblock print by Chikanobu Toyohara on rice paper, printed in 1886. Print measures 13 1/4 by 8 7/8 inches.
Color woodblock print by Chikanobu Toyohara on rice paper. Print measures 13 x 9 inches.
Color woodblock, image size 14 1/4 x 9 13/16 inches.
Color woodblock, image size 14 x 9 9/16 inches.
Color Mezzotint,1985,edition of 250,print club of Cleveland publication,8X6",pencil signed
Mezzotint, image size 11 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches, signed in pencil l.r. "T. Yokoi", "Two Oranges" l.c., edition of 9/100, l.l.
This is an original etching and aquatint by Japanese artist Francois Masami Nakayama (1898-1979) The title of this work is: A New Generation, created and printed circa 1940. The image measures 9 1/2X6 1/2 inches. Hand signed and titled in pencil lower border.
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