Thirty Two Faces, One Hundred Expressions - 8 woodblock prints by Kobayashi Kiyochika
Wonderful collection of 8 original woodblock prints from the series:
Sanjuniso Tsuika Hyakumenso [Thirty-two Faces, One Hundred Expressions]
Tokyo. Morimoto Junzaburo. 1883.
8 prints showing 32 different faces.
each oban size (approx. 36 x 24.5cm).
Kobayashi studied under Charles Wirgman and Kawanabe Kyosai which allowed him to come up with such striking ideas for woodblock prints.
Some minor wear, marks, a few with creases, and slight trimming to left side. Two have some old repairs that have been done well. Otherwise very good. Unbacked with nice bleedthrough.