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IRIS KAEMPFERI, WOODBLOCK PRINTS, C.1890

Estimate
500 - 800 GBP
Sold
6,000 GBP
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Description

  • An album of 50 hand-coloured woodblock prints of irises on Japanese paper. [Tokyo: Yoshinoen-Garden c.1890]
Oblong folio (410 x 298mm.), later stitched wrappers, preserved in modern half-morocco portfolio, last sheet frayed and torn; sold as a collection of plates not subject to return

Provenance

Christian Heuer, bookplates

Catalogue Note

An attractive album showing varieties of Iris ensata, previously classified as Iris kaempferi, ornamental irises native to China, Japan and the Korean peninsula; probably made for a Japanese nursery.
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