JAPANESE WOODCUT PRINTS
Japanese woodcuts prints, "Ukiyo-e", are also on display here as we are interested in this artform, and have built a small collection for some time.
The characters for "Ukiyo-e" mean "the floating world" and the motifs were often derived from contemporary Japanese cultural life depicting Kabuki actors, hero- samurais, beautiful courtesans, or landscape motifs and nature images.
We are selling a limited number of woodcuts from our collection, pictures created by the great masters during especially the later part of the Edo period (1800s), including Kunisada, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Utamaro, Eisen and many more. These woodcuts and artists, together with the Japanese craftsmanship, became the highest fashion in the West during the latter part of the 1800s, and came to exert a great influence on European art.
Read more about the Japanese artists under each artist's page.