Three matted chu-ban prints from the "100 Poets" series

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:53


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Lot 273: Author: Anonymous. Title: Three matted chu-ban prints from the "100 Poets" series. Place Published: (Japan). Date Published: c. 1850. Description: Three color prints. 21.5x14.5 cm (81/2x53/4") tipped in to matting. These delicate color woodblock prints are part of the "100 Poets" series, created to accompany a series of 100 poems by 100 different poets. Each is identified on the matting in pencil as "Toyokuni," and each has a small red "AU" monogram in the lower corner of the print. Condition: One print has slight worm damage; overall good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $100-$150
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