Lot 272: Author: Anonymous. Title: Three color prints probably taken from an unidentified manual. Place Published: (China). Date Published: c. 19th century. Description: Three color prints. 26x30 cm (10 1/4x113/4") ; 26x28.5 cm (10 1/4x11 1/4") ; 25.5x30.5 cm (10x12") tipped in to matting. The second print is a diptych with a.5cm ( 1/4") space filled with matting between the two parts. These color woodblock Chinese prints of a bird and two landscapes were mostly likely removed from painting manuals (or model designs for painting compositions). The books in which they were published were released in multiple editions. Condition: Some light wear, browning of paper and matting; overall very good.
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