Kako Morita
active 1902-1917, Japanese

Japanese Diving Beetle
active 1902-1917, Japanese

A delicate hand-painted woodblock print by the well known printmaker and illustrator, Kako Morita. It measures 12 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches. Signature and seal on left border. Kako Morita did illustrations of fish, birds and botanicals for scientific textbooks, many of them located in the permanent collections of the Department of Botany and the Division of Fishes, both Smithsonian Institutions.

Painting

Portrait of a Gentleman

Framed portrait c. 1840, painting measures 30 1/2 x 25 inches, attributed to Henry Inman. Boston school, Boston canvas stamp on back which dates to 1846.

Print

Daphnis and the Maiden
1898-1990, British

Wood engraving, image size 6 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches, c. 1920s-1930s, pencil signed, titled at bottom of the sheet.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1948
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, 1948, image size 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches.