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Tuesday 11 May 2021

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

Imao Keinen 今尾景年 (1845–1924)

“Taiwan Rosa, Oriental Turtle Dove”, 1891, plate 25, from the “Summer Album” in the series of four volumes, “Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons” (Keinen Kacho Gafu), plate cut by Tanaka Hirokichi, printed by Miki Jinzaburo and published in 1891 by Nishimura Soemon in Kyoto.

Colour woodblock prints (Oban diptych) on washi paper, joined to form a single sheet with a common borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 36.8 x 46.8 cm; (image borderline) 31.9 x 45 cm; (image borderline each sheet) 31.9 x 22.5 cm.

See images of the prints in this series at Yamada Bookstore (山田書店美術部オンラインストア):

Condition: crisp and well-printed impressions of the highest quality in near perfect condition (there is a faint irregularity in the paper at the top of the left panel). The plates have been joined to create a single image and laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this pair of large original woodblock prints for the total cost of AU$400 (currently US$313.17/EUR257.95/GBP221.87 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

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 ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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