An Eye on Japan: 19th-Century Woodblock Prints and Preparatory Drawings from Two Collection


Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present two one-owner collections with a focus on Japan. From a couple in New Jersey, there is a collection of 85 Japanese woodblock prints, predominately from the 19th century. From a California collector, we offer over 65 preparatory drawings, unsigned sketches from the 19th century, which were deaccessioned from the Honolulu Museum of Art. A selection of other lots, including erotic Shunga and other paintings, pillar prints and Japanese woodblock books, completes the auction. Highlights of the sale include works by Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Toshi and Hiroshi Yoshida.