Kobayashi KIYOCHIKA (1847-1915)




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Cats, one astonished by a painting on an easel of a rooster and chicken, the other pawing at the image and having upset a palette, throwing brushes and tubes of paint into the air. From a set of at least nine oban prints published by Matsuki c. 1879 – 81. These prints mimic imported lithographs and etchings and are exceptionally rare. There are also very misleading copies of this series.


Fine impression with gauffrage on the left cat. Fine colour. Slight centre fold, otherwise fine condition. Totally untrimmed. No known example has a signature, although other designs from the set are known with information running horizontally and with signature.



Status: Sold

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