Offered by: Shapero Gallery
105 New Bond Street London W1S 1DN , England Call Seller 44.207.493.0876


Japanese Iris - AKASHI-NO-UE

$ 1,700
  • Description
    Iris Kaempferi: No.10 AKASHI-NO-UE
    Tokyo, Yoshinoen-Garden, circa 1910

    Hand-coloured woodblock print on handmade rice paper, numbered and captioned at top, outlined in ink.
    Framed in perspex. Overall size: 49 by 36.7cm.

    Fine, fresh example of these striking coloured woodblocks, with immense beautiful and well-known flowers of Japan, which display a great diversity of colour, and are the most beautiful of the summer flowering plants.

    Yoshinoen Garden (Seed-Growers, Nurserymen, Exporters and Importers) based in Tokyo, Japan were awarded the Gold Medal of Honour for their “newest varieties of Iris” at the Anglo-Japanese exhibition held in London in 1910. Each plate in this catalogue depicts a different variety of iris cultivated by this nursery.
  • More Information
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: hand-coloured woodblock on rice paper
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1910
    Styles / Movements: Asian Art
    Dealer Reference #: 101155
    Incollect Reference #: 526517
  • Dimensions
    W. 14.45 in; H. 19.29 in; D. 0.59 in;
    W. 36.7 cm; H. 49 cm; D. 1.5 cm;
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Based in the heart of Mayfair in London, we specialise in prints and original works on paper across a broad range of subjects, from antique prints to modern pochoir plates, as well as photographs from vintage photography to modern art photography.

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