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Utagawa Yoshikazu
Active 1850-1870, Japanese

A Great Battle from the Taiheiki
Active 1850-1870, Japanese

This is a great color woodblock triptych by Japanese artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (active 1850-1870), titled "A Great Battle from the Taiheiki". The sight size is 14 1/8 x 29 inches, frame size 21 1/4 x 35 1/4 inches, c. 1860s, artist signature, with all appropriate stamps and seals. This epic battle scene is from the Taiheiki, a Japanese historical epic set in the 14th century which tells the stories of the warring clans and friction between the emperors and the shogun warriors. Another impression of this image is included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston.

Painting

Portrait of a Young Boy

This is a remarkable portrait painted in oil on cradled board, measuring 15 1/2 x 11 5/8 inches. This painting bears the faint signature and date "J. B. Greuze 1776" leading us to believe it may be painted by the French master Jean Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), although we have been unable to authenticate it. Because of this we are listing it as "European School", but it really is quite well painted and in the very distinct style of Greuze.

Print

Steeple Street from Thomas Street
1882-1956, American

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches, ed. 26/28, pencil signed and titled

Drawing

Study for the Angel's Head of DaVinci
1893-1986, American

Drawing, gold and silverpoint, image size 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, signed and titled l.l. "silverpoint study for the angel's head of DaVinci", "Harriton", on artist board.