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

Portrait of a Young Girl
1818-1882, American

This is an incredibly lifelike original portrait by American artist Thomas Le Clear. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, sight size 21 x 17 inch oval, c. 1865, signed, in an ornate period gilt frame. Thomas Le Clear began painting as a child, selling his first painting at the age of 12. He was primarily self-taught, although he did study for a time with Henry Inman in New York City. Le Clear became a very well regarded artist known for his portraits and genre scenes and painted portraits of many important figures of his time, including Ulysses S. Grant, John Bell, and William Cullen Bryant.

Print

Man With Cultivator
$95.00
19th C.

Etching, 1882, 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, plate signed

Drawing

Rocky Outcropping
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes done on a heavy weight paper. It measures 7 5/8 x 11 inches. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.