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

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Drawing

Church Fair Bill
1872- c.1950, American

A sketch of a church fair bill with Mt. Monadnock in the background by Dexter Dawes measures 10 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches.