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Kuniyoshi, Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Great Battle, Samurai, Warrior Art
By Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Located in London, GB
Artist: Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1798-1861) Title: The Great Battle of Kawanakajima Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tobei Date: 1852 Size: (L) 25.2 x 36.3 (C) 25.0 x 36.3 (R) 24.8 x 36.2 cm Conditi...
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Mid-19th Century Other Art Style Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Mulberry Paper, Washi Paper, Pigment, Woodcut

Woodblock Heliorelief with Hand Painting "Novel" Italian Post Modernist Pop Art
By Sandro Chia
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand Signed edition of 50 with blindstamp. Surprising Novel Woodblock and heliorelief with handpainting 18-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches (sheet alone without frame) Biography: Sandro Chia was...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paint, Mixed Media, Woodcut

Woodblock Heliorelief with Hand Painting "Novel" Italian Post Modernist Pop Art
By Sandro Chia
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand Signed edition of 50 with blindstamp. Surprising Novel Woodblock and heliorelief with handpainting 18-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches (sheet alone without frame) Biography: Sandro Chia was...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paint, Mixed Media, Woodcut

Woodblock Heliorelief with Hand Painting "Novel" Italian Post Modernist Pop Art
By Sandro Chia
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand Signed edition of 50 with blindstamp. Surprising Novel Woodblock and heliorelief with handpainting 18-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches (sheet alone without frame) Biography: Sandro Chia was...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paint, Mixed Media, Woodcut

Woodblock Heliorelief with Hand Painting "Novel" Italian Post Modernist Pop Art
By Sandro Chia
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand Signed edition of 50 with blindstamp. Surprising Novel Woodblock and heliorelief with handpainting 18-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches (sheet alone without frame) Biography: Sandro Chia was...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paint, Mixed Media, Woodcut

Woodblock Heliorelief with Hand Painting "Novel" Italian Post Modernist Pop Art
By Sandro Chia
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand Signed edition of 50 with blindstamp. Surprising Novel Woodblock and heliorelief with handpainting 18-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches (sheet alone without frame) Biography: Sandro Chia was...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paint, Mixed Media, Woodcut

Woodblock Heliorelief with Hand Painting "Novel" Italian Post Modernist Pop Art
By Sandro Chia
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand Signed edition of 50 with blindstamp. Surprising Novel Woodblock and heliorelief with handpainting 18-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches (sheet alone without frame) Biography: Sandro Chia was...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paint, Mixed Media, Woodcut

"Rainbow-Man" - Abstracted Figurative Woodblock Print
By Pedro Puesta
Located in Soquel, CA
"Rainbow-man," an abstracted figurative woodblock by Pedro Puerta. Titled "Rainbow-Man" lower left and "from a Michoacan Pot" "Reproduced with ancient woodblock technique" numbered "...
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1970s Other Art Style Abstract Prints

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Woodcut, Paper, Ink

"Maiko Kyoto" Japanese Figurative Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Kiyoshi Saitō (1907 – 1997) Maiko Kyoto (B) 1959, portrait of a girl facing left, with black and white obi; strong woodgrain texture background. Signature and artist’s seal lower le...
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20th Century Modern Prints and Multiples

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Woodcut

Mother and Child - Mid Century Figurative Woodblock Print
By Kaoru Kawano
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid century mother and child woodblock print by Kaoru Kawano (Japanese, 1916-1965). Unframed and un-matted. Signed "Kaoru Kawano", circa 1955. Image 16.75"H x 11.25"L. Kaoru Kawano...
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1950s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

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Woodcut, Paper, Ink

Three Figures, Abstract Figurative Art, Woodblock Print in Yellow, Signed, 1947
By Leonard Nelson
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Three Figures in Yellow" by American modernist painter Leonard Nelson is a 13" x 16.5" abstract figurative woodblock print, created in 1947. The work is matted, framed in classic bl...
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1940s Abstract Geometric Figurative Prints

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Three Figures, Abstract Figurative Art, Woodblock Print in Red, Signed, 1947
By Leonard Nelson
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Three Figures in Red" by American modernist painter Leonard Nelson is a 13" x 16.5" abstract figurative woodblock print, created in 1947. The work is matted, framed in classic black...
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1940s Abstract Geometric Figurative Prints

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Contemporary Woodblock Print Black and White Figurative Mizin Shin Korean Artist
By Mizin Shin
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original woodblock print by artist Mizin Shin. This piece is framed in a simple black wood frame presentation. Each print is signed and dated on the verso. Shin has used these ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Contemporary Woodblock Print Black and White Figurative Mizin Shin Korean Artist
By Mizin Shin
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original woodblock print by artist Mizin Shin. This piece is framed in a simple black wood frame presentation. Each print is signed and dated on the verso. Shin has used these ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Contemporary Woodblock Print Black and White Figurative Mizin Shin Korean Artist
By Mizin Shin
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original woodblock print by artist Mizin Shin. This piece is framed in a simple black wood frame presentation. Each print is signed and dated on the verso. Shin has used these ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 1856 (Ansei 3), 11th month Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VI...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Contemporary Woodblock Print Black and White Figurative Mizin Shin Korean Artist
By Mizin Shin
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original woodblock print by artist Mizin Shin. This piece is framed in a simple black wood frame presentation. Each print is signed and dated on the verso. Shin has used these ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print
By Utagawa Kuniaki
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kuniaki II (1835-1888) Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 1861 signed: Kuniaki ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) actors: Kabuki actor, B...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 35x23.5cm each sheet These prints are original Nish...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 35x23,5cm each sheet These prints are original Nish...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 1859 35 x 23.5cm each sheet These are original Nish...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month signed: Toyokuni ga, in to...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 1859 35 x 23.5cm each sheet These are original Nish...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut, Paper

Japanese Figurative Edo Woodblock Set of Two
By Toyohara Kunichika
Located in Soquel, CA
Alluring two-piece edo woodblock print of Japanese actors by Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835-1900). Titled, dated and signed on verso. Presented in cream mats, with black and red ...
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1880s Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut, Paper, Ink

Yellow Daffodils (Kinazuisen) —Japanese Woodblock Print
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Ikeda Zuigetsu, 'Yellow Daffodils (Kinazuisen)', color woodblock print, c. 1930s. Signed ‘Tsuigetsu’ in black with the artist’s red seal beneath. A superb, atmospheric impression, w...
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1930s Showa Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Hani Japanese Woodblock Print with Child
By Yoshitsuya (Ichieisai Yoshitsuya)
Located in Houston, TX
Hani Japanese woodblock print with a mother and a young child. The text at the top reads 枝しろひさ一ヶ月の内 which translates roughly into Withing a Month. The woodblock print is printed on r...
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Mid-19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Wpa Woman Laborer woodblock print
By Albert Abramovitz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
original limited edition woodcut woodblock print great depression era. (possibly a Moscow, Russia piece) signed in plate with monogram cipher mark. from the 1930s. Abramovitz, Alb...
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1930s American Realist Figurative Prints

Beauties under a Maple Tree Japanese Woodblock Print
By Torii Kiyonaga
Located in Houston, TX
Three Beauties under a maple tree from the series "A Contest of Fashionable Beauties of the Gay Quarters". The woodblock print is printed on rice paper. The print is not framed. Art...
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1780s Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Nihon Embankment in Yoshiwara Japanese Woodblock Print
By Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando Hiroshige)
Located in Houston, TX
Woodblock print from the Edo period. The print was apart of a series that Hiroshige did titled, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo". The woodblock print is printed on rice paper. The p...
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1850s Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print - 19th century
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 35 x 23.5cm An original Nishiki-e print, realized ...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print - 19th century
By Utagawa Yoshiiku
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Yoshiiku (1833-1904) Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 35 x 23.5cm An original Nishiki-e print, realized in the 19th Century by the Japanese mas...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print - 19th century
By Utagawa Yoshiiku
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Yoshiiku (1833-1904) Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 7th month 35 x 23.5cm An original Nishiki-e print, realized in t...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print - 19th century
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 1852 35 x 23.5cm each sheet These are original Nish...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print - 19th century
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 2nd month signed: Toyokuni...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print - 19th century
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada (1786 – 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 35 x 23.5cm An original Nishiki-e prints, realized...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Three Beauties by a River Japanese Woodblock Print
By Utagawa Toyokuni
Located in Houston, TX
Japanese woodblock print of three beauties by a river. The work has some age to it. it is stamped by the artist. The woodblock print is printed on rice paper. The print is not framed...
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Late 18th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print - 19th century
By Utagawa Yoshiiku
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Yoshiiku (1833-1904) Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 35 x 23.5cm An original Nishiki-e print, realized in the 19th Century by the Japanese mas...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Geisha at Shin Yoshiwara Japanese Woodblock Print
By Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Located in Houston, TX
Japanese beauty dressed in a kimono at the Shin Yoshiwara from the Edo time period. It was burnt down and they build a New Yoshiwara nearby. The woodblock print is printed on rice pa...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Original Japanese woodblock print - 19th century
By Utagawa Kunisada II (Toyokuni IV)
Located in Antwerp, BE
Utagawa Kunisada II (1823 – 1880) Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper Edo period 35 x 23.5cm each sheet These are original Nishiki-e prints, realized in the 19th Cen...
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Early 19th Century Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

The Worker Woodblock Print c.1930's WPA Woodcut Print Hand Signed
By Albert Abramovitz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Some of his prints were published by the WPA some were done in Soviet moscow in Russia.. it is a wood engraving signed in pencil. From a small edition. Albert Abramovitz (1879-1963...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Coming Home Woodblock Print c.1930's WPA Woodcut Print Hand Signed
By Albert Abramovitz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Some of his prints were published by the WPA some were done in Soviet Moscow in Russia.. it is a wood engraving signed in pencil. From a small edition. Albert Abramovitz (1879-1963...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Woodblock Print with a Cat and Birds in a Field
Located in Houston, TX
Japanese woodblock print of a field with a cat and birds. The print is framed in a black frame with a black matte. It is stamped with a red stamp by the artist. The woodblock print i...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

1960s "Samurai" Woodblock Figurative on Paper Signed with Artist Stamp
Located in New York, NY
Unknown artist "Samurai" c. 1960s Woodblock on paper 21.25x15.75" unframed $400 Signed with stamp lower left *Listed price reflects custom framing selected by seller. Please expect f...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Paper, Woodcut

Jewish Wedding Judaica Woodblock Print c.1930s WPA Woodcut Print Hand Signed
By Albert Abramovitz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Some of his prints were published by the WPA. it is a wood engraving signed in pencil. From a small edition. Albert Abramovitz (1879-1963), born in Riga, Latvia, on January 24, 187...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Man - Woodblock Print by Takibana Morikuni - 1749
By Takibana Morikuni
Located in Roma, IT
Japanese Man is an original print realized by Tachibana Morikuni in 1749. Black and white woodblock xylograph on Japanese mulberry (rice) paper by Nishimura Genroku in 1749. Good c...
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1740s Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Two Dancers (Untitled) Original Vintage Signed Woodblock Print
By Eve Drewelowe
Located in Denver, CO
Eve Drewelowe (1899-1989) original vintage signed woodblock (woodcut) print of two female figures dancing in shades of brown, ivory and orange. Presented in a custom frame, outer dim...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Vintage Vibrant Mod Mythological Dragon Psychedelic Woodblock Woodcut Print
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This came out of a Chicago collection. It appears to be signed Linda Tweed. It depicts a dragon or griffin (phoenix?) like mythological figure. it is done on a fine tissue like pape...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

1959 Israeli Yosl Bergner Modernist Color Woodcut Woodblock Print
By Yosl Bergner
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Abstract Composition, 1959 Silkscreen Lithograph "Phoenix". This was from a portfolio which included works by Yosl Bergner, Menashe Kadishman, Yosef Zaritsky, Aharon Kahana, Jacob We...
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Screen

Samurai - Original Woodblock Print by Takibana Morikuni - Mid 1700
By Takibana Morikuni
Located in Roma, IT
Samurai is an original print realized by Tachibana Morikuni in 1749. Black and white woodblock xylograph on Japanese mulberry (rice) paper by Nishimura Genroku in 1749. Good condit...
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1740s Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Vintage Vibrant Mod Mythological 1960's Psychedelic Woodblock Woodcut Print
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This came out of a Chicago collection. It appears to be signed Linda Tweed. It depicts a centaur like mythological figure. it is done on a fine tissue like paper and there is some w...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Judaica Woodcut Print Jewish Rabbi Hachnasas Torah Procession Woodblock
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This does not appear to be signed. not examined out of frame. In the manner of Frans Masereel here is an old woodblock print of a Jewish religious scene of the induction of a new tor...
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Early 20th Century Realist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

'Kamiya Jihei and Kinokuniya Koharu' Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock print
By Kitagawa Utamaro 1
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Produced after the original composition from 1798, this Japanese woodblock print captures Kamiya Jihei and Kinokuniya Koharu and is one from a series of famous young lovers from Japa...
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1790s Other Art Style Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Vintage Vibrant Mod Divine Comedy Dante Virgil Woodblock Woodcut Print
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This came out of a Chicago collection. It appears to be signed Betsey Nelson. It depicts canto from Greek Mythology. Virgil and Dante mythological figures. it is done on a fine tiss...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Large Colorful Neo Expressionist Roberto Juarez Color Woodcut Woodblock Print
By Roberto Juarez
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Roberto Juarez, (American, 1952- ) Sweet Sweat 1983. Signed, dated & titled. Color Woodcut Print Framed measures 42.5 X 42.5. image is 36 X 36 inches It depicts a black plantation ...
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Eric Gill 1934 Woodblock Print Canterbury Tales The Summoner's Tale
By Eric Gill
Located in London, GB
From a series of wood engravings by Eric Gill. To see them or our other Modern British Art, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - ...
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1930s Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

'Hare, from Twelve Zodiac Signs' woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi
By Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This print is from a highly regarded series by the Edo woodblock artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi: in the period, there were at times prohibitions in depicting actors in the woodblock format...
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1850s Edo Figurative Prints

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Paper, Pigment, Woodcut

Eric Gill 1934 Woodblock Print Canterbury Tales Engraving Men with Spears
By Eric Gill
Located in London, GB
From a series of wood engravings by Eric Gill. To see them or our other Modern British Art, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - ...
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1930s Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Vintage Vibrant Mod Divine Comedy Dante Inferno Virgil Woodblock Woodcut Print
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This came out of a Chicago collection. It appears to be signed Betsey Nelson. It depicts Ulysses from Dante's Inferno from Greek Mythology. mythological figures. it is done on a fin...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Eric Gill 1934 Woodblock Print Canterbury Tales The Doctor's Tale, Initial H
By Eric Gill
Located in London, GB
From a series of wood engravings by Eric Gill. To see them or our other Modern British Art, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - ...
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1930s Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Moscow, Russia Workers Woodblock c.1930s WPA era Woodcut Print Hand Signed
By Albert Abramovitz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Some of his prints were published by the WPA. it is a wood engraving signed in pencil. From a small edition. It measures 12 X 12.5 full sheet with margins. image is smaller. Albert...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

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Figurative Woodblock Prints For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of figurative woodblock prints for sale on 1stDibs. Browse a selection of Modern, Impressionist or Abstract versions of these works for sale today — there are 30 Modern, 8 Impressionist, 7 Pop Art, 6 Contemporary and 4 Abstract examples available. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Figurative woodblock prints available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes beige, black, brown, orange and more. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), Eric Gill, Albert Abramovitz, Sandro Chia and Mizin Shin took a thoughtful approach to this subject that are worth considering. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in woodcut print, paper and ink — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much are Figurative Woodblock Prints?

The average selling price for figurative woodblock prints we offer is $750, while they’re typically $133 on the low end and $13,500 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

Find the fine-art prints you’re looking for on 1stDibs today.

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