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Sharaku (active 1794 - 1795) Japanese Woodblock reprint
Tsuneyo II, as Sakuragi
1930's from Robert O. Muller collection
A Rare Opportunity- Check out these offerings. This unique combination of high quality, old reprints and fantastic provenance will not be repeated. Collect old prints with the Muller provenance and delve into the exotic world of old Japan.
How were these prints done? These beautiful woodblock reprints were done exactly as the originals. An artist carved a wood block, one for each color, and hand printed each print one color at a time. These old reprints are sought after for their meticulous attention to detail and color, rivaling the originals. Unlike the brighter, souvenir prints seen on the market these fine reprints show the attention to detail and careful color choices intended to exactly replicate the old originals.
Detail of this Print Tsuneyo II, as Sakuragi Comments- A classic Sharaku portrait print of his most recognized style. A fantastic three-quarter image of an actor depicting Sakuragi. Fine soft color and excellent detail emulating the original beautiful silver mica background. The fine quality and subtle effects of aging on this print give it the appearance of an original.
Artist & Signature- Sharaku (active 1794 - 1795)
Size- 9 3/4" x 14 3/4" + margins as shown
Provenance and our guarantee- Robert O. Muller collection, collected by Muller in Japan in the 1930's. Each print sold with certificate of authenticity from Fuji Arts (noting Muller collection provenance).
Condition- Excellent unless otherwise noted. Muller was known as a first rate conservator and took exquisite care when storing his prints. These woodblocks are clearly old prints showing the markers of paper that is 70 years old with the wonderful sense of an old print.