Friday, 8 December 2017

Imao Keinen’s woodblock diptych, “Taiwan Rosa, Oriental Turtle Dove”, 1891


(Photoshop digital merging of the two panels) 

Imao Keinen 今尾景年 (1845–1924)
Oban diptych, “Taiwan Rosa, Oriental Turtle Dove”, 1891, published by Nishimura Soemon in “The Summer Album” in the four-volumes of colour woodblock printed books with forty prints in each volume, “Flowers and birds of four seasons”, each plate cut by Tanaka Hirokichi and printed by Miki Jinzaburo.

Colour woodblock prints (two panels) on washi paper with margins and stab-binding holes as published.

Size of each panel: (sheet) 36.8 x 25.6 cm; (image borderline) 31.9 x 22.5 cm

See images and descriptions of the prints in this series at Fuji Arts: https://www.fujiarts.com/cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?page=imao_keinen_four_seasons_keinen_kacho_gafu  ;
Yamada Bookstore (山田書店美術部オンラインストア): http://www.yamada-shoten.com/onlinestore/detail.php?item_id=41944 ;

Condition: crisp and well-printed impressions—the highest quality—in near perfect condition (there is a faint stain at the top of the left panel) and with binding holes as published.

I am selling this pair of large original woodblock prints for the total cost of AU$229 (currently US$172.01/EUR146.55/GBP127.79 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
(Note that this set is in museum-quality condition and far superior to my earlier listings of prints by Imao Keinen, hence the difference in price.)

If you are interested in purchasing these exquisite and genuine colour woodblock prints by one of the great masters of Japanese printmaking, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.











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