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Japanese Woodcut Print - Original Woodcut Print by Utagawa Hiroshige - 19th Cent
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Located in Roma, IT
This is a superb polychrome woodblock print (nishiki-e, ink and color on paper), likely realized by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858) at the middle of 19th century. This plate ...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Woodcut Print Utagawa Kunisada 'Toyokuni III', Kyoto, Japan C.1950
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in London, GB
A framed woodcut print of a Japanese Lady originally by Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). one of the most famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artists, Utagawa Kunisada, also known as Utagawa Toy...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Hiroyuki Tajima Abstract Japanese Woodcut Print
By Hiroyuki Tajima
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Beautiful and mysterious woodcut print by Japanese artist Hiroyuki Tajima (1911-1984). This print, titled Scarlet Impression, has broad areas of color contrasting with delicate, orga...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

The Japanese Tea Ritual - Original woodcut print - 1850s
By Utagawa Toyokuni II
Located in Roma, IT
The Japanese tea ritual is a breathtaking ukiyo-e, a original woodblock print on paper, realized at the half of trhe 19th century by the great master, Utagawa Toyokuni II. (attr.). ...
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1850s Portrait Prints

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Paper, Woodcut

  • The Japanese Tea Ritual - Original woodcut print - 1850s
  • The Japanese Tea Ritual - Original woodcut print - 1850s
  • The Japanese Tea Ritual - Original woodcut print - 1850s
  • The Japanese Tea Ritual - Original woodcut print - 1850s
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Japanese Modernist Sculptor Woodblock (Woodcut) Monotype (Monoprint) Print
By Yasuhide Kobashi
Located in Surfside, FL
Yasuhide Kobashi (古橋 矢須秀 Kobashi Yasuhide, 1931–2003) was a Japanese woodblock print artist, painter, sculptor and stage designer. He was born in Kojima in Okayama Prefecture. His fa...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Prints

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Monoprint, Monotype, Woodcut

Japanese Woman - Original woodcut print - Mid 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Japanese woman is an original moder artwork realized in the half of 19th century by a japanese artist. Mixed colored woodcut print. Includes black frame: 53 x 3 x 39 cm The artwor...
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Mid-19th Century Modern Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Christmas Tree - Original Woodcut Print - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Japanese Christmas Tree is an original modern artwork realized by a Japanese artist in the mid-20th Century. Original colored woodcut on cardboard. Image Dimensions: 15 x 10 cm Th...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Landscape - Original Woodcut Print by Utagawa Hiroshige - 19th Century
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Located in Roma, IT
This is a superb polychrome woodblock print (nishiki-e, ink and colour on paper), likely realized by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858) at the middle of 19th century. This plate...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Landscape - Original Woodcut Print by Utagawa Hiroshige - 19th Century
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Located in Roma, IT
This is a polychrome woodblock print (nishiki-e, ink and colour on paper), realized by a Japanese old master, most likely Utagawa Hiroshige, in the middle of 19th Century. This plate...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Studio - Original Woodcut -Japan - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Studio is an original woodcut print realized in the Mid-20th Century. Good conditions. The artwork is represented in harmonious colors in a well-balanced composition.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

"Gonta and Osato, Walking Beauty in Winter Eve," Japanese Color Woodcut
By Utagawa Toyokuni II
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This woodblock print depicts two characters from the play Godairiki Koi no Fujime, Igami no Gonda and Koman, a Geisha. The play tells the story of Koman, who is in love with the nob...
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1850s Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Landscape - Original Woodcut by Utagawa Hiroshige - 19th Century
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Located in Roma, IT
This is a polychrome woodblock print (nishiki-e, ink and colour on paper), likely realized by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858) at the middle of 19th century. This plate is sig...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Rat Woodblock Print 2/5
Located in Houston, TX
Traditional style Japanese woodblock print of a rat with traditional style flowers. The work is stamped by the artist and editioned of 5. The print is framed in a gold frame with a w...
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20th Century Modern Animal Prints

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Woodcut

  • Japanese Rat Woodblock Print 2/5
  • Japanese Rat Woodblock Print 2/5
  • Japanese Rat Woodblock Print 2/5
  • Japanese Rat Woodblock Print 2/5
H 13.75 in. W 15 in. D 1 in.
Japanese Actors - Original Woodcut by Utagawa Kunisada - 19th Century
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Roma, IT
Japanese Actors is a superb colored woodcut realized in the XIX century by one of the most famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artists: Utagawa Kunisada, also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (1786...
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19th Century 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

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

Edo Landscape Japanese Woodblock Print
By Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando Hiroshige)
Located in Houston, TX
Edo Meisho woodblock print of a famous Japanese coastal dock. This woodblock is most likely apart of the series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." The woodblock print is printed on r...
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1850s Edo Landscape 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

Two Kabuki Actors Japanese Woodblock Print
By Toyohara Kunichika
Located in Houston, TX
Two kabuki actors posing a samurai's. The print is printed on rice paper and is not framed. It is stamped by the artist with details about the actors in Japanese. Artist Biography: ...
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1860s Edo Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Minimal Interior Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Kiyoshi Saitō (1907 – 1997) Title Not Known, signature and seal lower right. Modern, interior Japanese print featuring dark tones with a splash of neon green. Mat board covers the m...
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20th Century Modern Interior 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 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

"Shoji Kyoto" Japanese Interior Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Japanese print with neutral tones. Signature and seal lower right. Mat board covers the margins which may have the title, date and the number of the edition. Visible: H 15.75 in. x W...
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20th Century Modern Interior Prints

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Woodcut

Biensennyo-ko Japanese Woodblock Print
By Keisai Eisen
Located in Houston, TX
Japanese Woodblock print of a Biensennyo-ko a powder face women. Behind the women is a framed cityscape. The print is possibly from the series "Eight Favorite Things in the Modern Wo...
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Early 1800s Edo Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

"Earthenware And Haniwa" Japanese Woodblock Print
By Mabuchi Toru
Located in Houston, TX
Mabuchi Tōru (1920 – 1994) Earthenware and Haniwa (D) 1959. Signature and seal upper right. Mat board covers the margin which may have date, title and edition. Visible area: H 21.5 i...
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1950s Modern Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

"Puppet Theater" Japanese Figurative Wood Block Print
By Junichiro Sekino
Located in Houston, TX
Jun’ichiro Sekino (1914-1988) Eizo and matsuomaru bunraku (Puppet Theatre) circa 1953. Yoshida Eizō handles the puppet Matsuomaru, a medieval warrior. There is more than one edition ...
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1950s Modern 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

'Still Life of Orchids', Japanese Florilegium, color woodcut, Michigan, Kyoto
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Printed signature, lower right, '池田瑞月' for Ikeda Zuigetsu (Japanese, 1877-1944); additionally printed, lower right, 'うちだ元版' (Uchida Publishing). Framed dimensions: 20 x 14.75 inch...
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1940s Still-life Prints

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Woodcut, Paper, Gouache

Late 19th Century Botanical Japanese Woodcuts -- Two Chrysanthemums
By Gessai Gabimaru
Located in Soquel, CA
Two beautifully detailed botanical Japanese woodblock prints from "100 Varieties of Chrysanthemums" by Gessai Gabimaru (Japanese, 1789-1818). Presented in bamboo giltwood frame; silk...
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Late 19th Century Realist Still-life Prints

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Woodcut, Paper

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

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

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

Bijin-ga Woman Kneeling by River Japanese Print
By Kuniyasu
Located in Houston, TX
Japanese woodblock print of a woman kneeling by the river. She is holding a stick making it appear like she is fishing with it. The woodblock print is printed on rice paper. The prin...
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1830s 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

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 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 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

Nakamura Shikan IV as Shogun Taro Yosh Japanese Woodblock Prints
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Houston, TX
Actor, Nakamura Shikan IV playing the role of Shogun Taro Yoshikado. Male caricature from the series, "Toyokuni's Caricatures". A very fine series designed in the years 1859, 1860 a...
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1860s Edo Portrait 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

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 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

Japanese Wood Block Print Floral Still Life
By Mabuchi Toru
Located in Houston, TX
Woodcut print of a vase with flowers. The work is signed by the artist and dated. It is framed in a gold frame with a dark blue matte. Artist Biography: Mabuchi Toru was born in 192...
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1960s Modern Still-life 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

Japanese Flowering Cherry and Mugimaki Flycatcher — 19th century woodblock print
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Imao Keinen, 'Japanese Flowering Cherry and Mugimaki Flycatcher' from the series 'Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons', color woodblock Oban diptych, 1882. A fine impression, with...
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1880s Naturalistic Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Old Houses with Playing Kids, Vintage Japanese Woodblock Print, Limited Edition
Located in Soquel, CA
A wonderful modernist vintage limited edition hand signed woodblock print by Mitsuhiro Unno (Japanese, 1939-1979), 1970. Depicts a neighborhood of old, traditional houses made of woo...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Paper, Woodcut

"Suwa Kintai Bridge at Iwakuni", Mid Century Japanese Landscape Woodblock Print
By Tomikichiro Tokuriki
Located in Soquel, CA
"Suwa Kintai Bridge at Iwakuni", a beautiful mid-century Japanese woodblock print by master modern printmaker Tomikichiro Tokuriki (Japanese, 1902-2000), c.1960s. This iconic bridge...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Prints

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Paper, Woodcut

"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

Portrait of a Geisha, Japanese Woodblock Print by Tobe Kamei c1950
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Tobe Kamei, Japanese (1901 - 1977) Title: Portrait of a Geisha Year: circa 1950 Medium: Color Woodblock, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 29/30 Image Size: 13 x 7.5 inc...
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1950s Modern Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

Figure Holding A Drum Japanese Cubist Woodblock Print
By Mabuchi Toru
Located in Houston, TX
Mabuchi Tōru (1920 – 1994) Figure holding a Drum. Margins covered with mat board (may have title, date and edition in the margin). Visible area: H 21.25 in. x W 15.25 in. Artist B...
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20th Century Modern Prints and Multiples

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Woodcut

Kabuki Actor Diptych, Late 19th Century Figural Japanese Woodblock Prints (Pair)
By Kunichika Toyohara
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful late 19th century Japanese woodblock print diptych of two kabuki actors by Kunichika Toyohara (Japanese, 1835-1900). This pair of prints is united by a continuous landscape...
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1870s Edo Figurative Prints

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Paper, Ink, Woodcut

Japanese Sumo Wrestlers
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Burbank, CA
Two wrestlers square off in the round sumo ring. The name of the wrestler to the right is Hiodoshi (緋縅),“Crimson Threat”, and to the left is Iwatoyama (岩戸山), “Mt. Iwato”, and at far ...
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1830s Edo Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

"Nara" Japanese Townscape
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Landscape print of small Japanese city, Nara (A). Signature and seal lower right. Mat board covers the margins which may have date, title and edition. Non-glare glass makes inspectio...
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20th Century Modern Landscape Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Woodblock - Street Scene
Located in Houston, TX
Lively Japanese woodblock print featuring street life. Ink on paper, circa 1860. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-size f...
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1860s Landscape Prints

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Paper, Woodcut

  • Japanese Woodblock - Street Scene
  • Japanese Woodblock - Street Scene
  • Japanese Woodblock - Street Scene
  • Japanese Woodblock - Street Scene
H 10 in. W 8 in. D 0.1 in.
Japanese Maple
By Helen Frankenthaler
Located in New York, NY
2005 Sixteen color Ukiyo-e style woodcut Image/sheet: 26 x 38 in. Edition of 50 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Paper, Woodcut

Japanese Beauties Enjoy a Full Moon
By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Located in Burbank, CA
"Sun, Moon and Stars". Three beauties enjoy a full moon on the veranda of a teahouse or restuarant. The woman on the left kneels and adjusts her lavishly printed kimono. The beauty i...
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1840s Edo Figurative Prints

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Mulberry Paper, Woodcut

A Japanese Warship Opens Fire Near Haiyang Island in Sino-Japanese War
By Mizuno Toshikata
Located in New York, NY
Three-part Japanese woodcut by Mizuno Toshikata (水野年方) showing Japanese navy firing on Halyang Island during the First Sino-Japanese War (1 August 1894 – 17 April 1895), The war was...
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1890s Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Beauty Admiring Kirifuri Waterfall
By Yoshu Chikanobu
Located in Burbank, CA
A beauty turns to admire the Kirifuri Waterfall in Nikko Province. She holds the handle of an umbrella and wears fashionable clothing that is beautifully printed. This series pairs f...
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1890s Edo Landscape Prints

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Woodcut, Handmade Paper, Mulberry Paper

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Japanese Woodcut Prints For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of japanese woodcut prints is available on 1stDibs. Today, if you’re looking for Impressionist editions of these works and are unable to find the perfect match for your home, our selection also includes Contemporary. These items have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Japanese woodcut prints available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes beige, gray, brown, orange and more. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), Kiyoshi Saitō, Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando Hiroshige), Mabuchi Toru and Yasuhide Kobashi are often thought to be among the most beautiful. Frequently made by artists working in woodcut print, paper and handmade paper, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years.

How Much are Japanese Woodcut Prints?

Prices for art of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — japanese woodcut prints in our inventory begin at $185 and can go as high as $4,500, while the average can fetch as much as $900.

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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M.C. Escher’s Infinitely Intriguing Art Gets the Hollywood Treatment

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Get to Know the Artists Who Led the Op Art Movement

Get to Know the Artists Who Led the Op Art Movement

In the 1960s and '70s, the hypnotic creations of Op artists went mainstream and influenced the look of pop culture.