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Subject:please help identify this old woodblock with turtle
Posted By: Michael Thu, May 31, 2018 IP: 162.238.113.137

Hello - can anyone please help me identify this old Japanese woodblock?







Subject:Re: please help identify this old woodblock with turtle
Posted By: Stan Fri, Jun 01, 2018

The artist is Kuniyoshi. The 1852 print is Fukushima: Urashima Tarô, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi).

The Boston MFA has one here:

https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/fukushima-urashima-tar%C3%B4-from-the-series-sixty-nine-stations-of-the-kisokaid%C3%B4-road-kisokaid%C3%B4-rokuj%C3%BBky%C3%BB-tsugi-no-uchi-461770

Cheers,
Stan

Subject:Re: please help identify this old woodblock with turtle
Posted By: Michael Hoffman Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Thank you so much for the information!
M

Subject:Re: please help identify this old woodblock with turtle
Posted By: Stan Sun, Jun 03, 2018

We have 6 from the series. All are in poor condition; trimmed into the image and toned. We bought them in a large lot and you have to take the bad with the good.

Below is Oiwake station (Ghost of Oiwa).

Cheers,
Sstan



Subject:Re: please help identify this old woodblock with turtle
Posted By: Michael Hoffman Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Thats a great woodblock! Thanks for sharing.
Do you know what value mine would have in this condition?

Subject:Re: please help identify this old woodblock with turtle
Posted By: Stan Thu, Jun 07, 2018

The auction at artelino.com sold a copy of your print for $240 on October 15, 2006. Your print appears to be a little more faded than the one sold. Also, prices are lower than they were then. They took a hit during the Great Recession and haven't fully recovered. More recent sales (2013 and 2014) of prints from that series sold for $140 and $180 respectively. Call it $150ish.

Cheers,
Stan

Subject:Re: please help identify this old woodblock with turtle
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Jun 02, 2018

木曾街道六十九次之内 - From the Sixty-nine Stations of Kisokaidō
福島 浦島太郎 - Fukushima Station - Urashima Tarō
卅七  No.37 (Station)
一勇斎國芳画 - Picture of Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
Ichiyusai is the art- name of Utagawa Kuniyoshi
1797-1861, ukiyo-e painter
Zodiac seal of the censor under the name cartouche,
子五 - Year of rat (1852) May
Vertical seal,
吉井筒屋 - Tamekichi Izutsuya - Name of Publisher

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: please help identify this old woodblock with turtle
Posted By: Michael Hoffman Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Thank you so much for the information!
M


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