Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1325880 (stock #111183)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
Far East, Japan, Edo period, mid-19th century CE. Three fine Japanese woodblock prints of the ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) style, including examples attributed to Utagawa school as well as the Tale of Genji written by the famous lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu. This classic work of Japanese literature, written in the 11th century, paints a wonderful portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan and is widely touted to be the world's first novel...