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Subject:Japan Art?
Posted By: Valentín Karámanliev Thu, Sep 23, 2021 IP: 2a0c:5a80:1215:4900:

Hello all,

I don't know what that is. Something shiny and looks printed. Does anyone have any idea what this is? And is there any value?

Link :Karámanliev

Subject:Re: Japan Art?
Posted By: Stan Fri, Sep 24, 2021

This is a fancy reproduction of a Japanese woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada from his series "Lasting impressions of a later Genji collection" - Genji ato shū yojō - 源氏後集余情. It corresponds to chapter 6 from the novel "Tales of the Genji". Go to the link below and scroll down to 6 and it is the right side of the diptych.

We have a print from the series - Chapter 4 below.

I expect that it has decorative value only.


Subject:Re: Japan Art?
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Sep 25, 2021

It is a woodblock print. The fringes are hidden under the frame.
源氏後集余情 - Genji Gojū Yojō - Genji Post-Collection, Lingering Charm (Title of series)
わかむらさき - Wakamurasaki
(Title of one of 54 quires - 5/2nd quire -)
Artist's cartouche,
豊國画 - Toyokuni-ga - Painted by Toyokuni
(Utagawa Toyokuni III a.k.a. Utagawa Kunisada)
Censor's mark (Above the cartouche),
巳十一 改 - Year of Snake 11 (1857 November) Approved
Carver's mark (Under the cartouche),
横川彫竹 - Yokokawa Horitake - (Yokokawa Takejirō)
Publisher's mark,
両(庄)國 - Ryō -Shō- Koku 
廣小路林庄板  Hayashiya Shōgorō Ryōgoku, Hirokōji

With regards,
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