Prince of sendai

Feb 28, 2018. 23:08 UTC
Prince of Sendai
United States of America

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Original wood block print on paper mounted on press board. Description states that is over 400 years old, but I have no way to authenticate that.


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Answered within about 3 hours
Mar 01, 01:54 UTC
By Erin-Marie Wallace

Fair Market Value

$150 - $300 USD

Insurance Value

$450 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Grant - What an astounding triptych woodblock print you have. As you know from the description this illustrates a scene from the 16th century Kabuki play 'Meiboku Sendai Hagi'. Yours scene takes place in the Palace. This block was executed by Utagawa Kunisada I (aka Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864). This link will take you to a synopsis of the story:
Triptychs from the story pop up for auction once or twice every year and are usually estimated in the $300 - $500USD range. Because your example is mounted to board, you can expect roughly half of the average.

So let me know if you have any follow-up questions and have a lovely evening.



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