Anonymous (c. early 1800’s)

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A bird’s-eye panorama of Nagasaki harbour. These views are the most remarkable of the Bunkindo productions demonstrating linear perspective and, when early impressions as here, showing the use of block and stencil printing. The only illustrated example I have catalogued is in the Tokyo National Museum illustrated in Nagasaki Prints and Early Copperplates, Masanobu Hosono, Kodansha, 1978, pl. 27, p. 51. Ex Prof. Boxer collection (his seal bottom right corner). Large oban: 13 by 17 inches; 33 by 43 cms.

Exceptional impression and condition for this genre of print, with large margins. Fine.

Status: Sold

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