Red by Isoda Koryusai

Red by Isoda Koryusai
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Artist: Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790)

Woodblock Prints Title: Red, from the series Five Colors of Elegant Kosode

1st Publication: 1776

Size: 15-1/2 x 10

Date of this edition: 1776

Publisher: Not identified

Condition: 3 repaired wormholes blending well. Very good colors and impression. Very good overall condition.

Notes: Very rare oban size print, deaccessioned from the Los Angeles Museum of Art, gifted to them by N.J. Sargent.

You can tell that Koryusai was a student from Harunobu, as the style is very similar. His early work was also in the Chuban format, as Harunobu. However, from 1776, until 1782, Koryusai started the new Oban size format for his prints. A similar print is referenced by the Minneapolis Institute of Art HERE

Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.


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