Utagawa Kunisada
1786-1864, Japanese

Geisha Holding Wakizashi
1786-1864, Japanese

Woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada measuring 14 x 9 5/8 inches, signed and sealed, l.r. and l.l. Kunisada was a trendsetter in the art of the Japanese woodblock print. Known for his kabuki and actor prints, he also did a number of bijin-ga (prints of beautiful women) prints. Kunisada was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan.


Geisha With Lotus Flowers
1786-1864, Japanese

Woodblock print by Kunisada measuring 13 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches. Signed and sealed, l.r. Known as one of the “giants” of the Japanese print. Kunisada was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan.


Lakeside Scene
1786-1864, Japanese

Color woodblock, triptych, image size 14 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches, censor seal: 1847-48

Painting

Seashore
1872- c.1950, American

Watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches, c. 1940s.

Print

The Arts of War
1828-1899, French

Etching, image size 11 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, after a fresco by Sir Frederick Leighton, 1881, "Published London April 1, 1881 by The British and Foreign Artist Association" u.r., and "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1881 by Knoedler and Co. in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington" u.l., printed l.l. "Painted by Sir Frederick Leighton, P.R.A." and "Etched by A. Gilbert" l.r., publishers blindstamp l.r. and "The Arts of War" l.r.

Drawing

Treetops
1872- c.1950, American

A fine sketch by Dexter Dawes measuring 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches on medium weight drawing paper. A small unfinished sketch of trees is on the reverse. Dawes spent many summers in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.