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Japanese Uchiwa Fan Woodblock Print by Kyosai 1870s.
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Japanese Uchiwa Fan Woodblock Print by Kyosai 1870s.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: Item # 1342222

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A Japanese Woodblock Fan Print By Kawanabe Kyosai. 1870s.  11 3/8 x 8 3/4 ins. (28.8 x 22.2 cms). The design shows a woman reclining with smoking utensils on the floor beside her. She is blowing out a jet of smoke watched with amazement by the child beside her. In the background is an open two fold screen behind which are writing implements and an envelope. On the woman's right side is a neck pillow. The print is signed Kyosai with a red seal. The design is from a series of uchiwa (non-folding fan) which includes work by Zeshin and other important artists of the Meiji Era (1868-1912). Most surviving examples have a vertical centre-fold as the publishers appear to have made folding albums of the designs. The fold line has very slightly separated near the top. This design is not common, we have been unable to find another example on the internet.   PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PRINTING NOT A FACSIMILE OR REPRINT *** TO ORDER THIS ITEM PLEASE EMAIL US QUOTING OUR STOCK NUMBER (see above) - WE SHALL THEN EMAIL YOU BACK WITH POSTAGE COSTS AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS *** *** FOR FULL DETAILS OF OUR GUARANTEE AND PAYMENT OPTIONS, PLEASE CLICK ON "Buying from us - All you need to know" ON OUR HOME PAGE ***