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Five Woodblock Prints of Famous Western Inventors

attributed to Utagawa Kuniteru II

Five Woodblock Prints of Famous Western Inventors attributed to Utagawa Kuniteru II

Five Woodblock Prints of Famous Western Inventors attributed to Utagawa Kuniteru II

Colour woodblock prints of Richard Arkwright (1732-92), inverntor of the spinning frame for yarn and his name in Japanese is shown as Akurai; Josué Heilmann (1796-1848), inventor of a hand embroidery machine whose name is shown as Heiruman; Bernard Palissy (1510-c1589), potter and hyrdaulics engineer and named Parisshi in Japanese characters; James Watt (1736-1819), of steam engine fame and his name in Japanese is Uotto; and John Heathcoat (1783-1861), who improved the warp loom and whose name is shown as Shiyon [John] Hisucouto. Apparently there were 14 prints in this series.

 

[Tokyo]. Ministry of Education. [1873].

 

each approx. 36 x 24.5cm.

 

All in good condition some minor wear. A few old repairs mostly to corners and a few minor marks. All five are unbacked and have nice bleedthrough.

 

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Five Woodblock Prints of Famous Western Inventors

Price: ¥165,000




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