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Japanese Woodblock Landscape Print Toyokuni 1st 1810/20

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Japanese Woodblock Landscape Print Toyokuni 1st 1810/20
A Japanese Woodblock Print byToyokuni 1st. 1810/20s. Edo Period 13 x 8 3/4 ins. (33 x 22.3 cms) This rare, and possibly unrecorded, print was designed toward the end of the life of Toyokuni 1st. On the website is a very similar but different print (search on Kinryuzan Ichi no Zu) by Toyokuni, but the title on the present print reads Kinryuzan no Zu (Pictures of the Kinryuzan Temple) without the "ichi" kanji. Both prints show a market at the temple (in Edo) but are by different publishers. The print on is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and is described as from a series of "uki-e" (Perspective Prints) the 2 kanji "uki-e" are at the top of the title cartouche on both prints. Also the Boston print has a kiwame censor's seal which the present print does not. Very puzzling! The fashion for perspective prints started in the latter part of the 18th. century and continued into the early part of the 19th. century. The design is signed Utagawa Toyokuni and has the seal of the publisher Izutsuya Shokichi. There are several minor repairs, mostly to the margins and there are small daubs of red paint, probably done by a child. Note the print seller's stall on the left. Please note that this is an original printing NOT a facsimile or reprint.

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