Japanese woodblock print?

Sep 17, 2020. 00:44 UTC
japanese woodblock print?
DJORDJE
United States of America

Category
Japanese art

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

5 1/2 inches long 8 inches tall signed "zen samuraj" on left artist signature on right

Provenance

umknown

Answered within 1 day
Sep 18, 02:25 UTC
By Sara S

Fair Market Value

$25 - $100 USD

Insurance Value

$125 USD
What does this mean?

Hello and thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. The item presented appears to be reprint woodblock designed by Miyagawa Shuntei (Japanese, 1873 - 1914). The scene depicts a tea servicing and does present some severe moisture damage. The print is a rerint after the artist's passing and is missing publisher seal, meaning it is likely a reproduction print. The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of this work and other comparable woodblocks after works by Shuntei. The estimate is contingent on a full condition report. Please note asking or dealer prices may vary. Thank you and please take care.

Djordje bamburac Sep 19, 01:59 UTC

Are the reprints usually signed in pencil?

Sara s Sep 21, 20:31 UTC

Hi Djordje,
Very few woodblocks are include a live signature. The inscriptions to the margin were not added by the artist hand. They were more likely added to note the artist and title (or subject).

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