Woodblock prints of English language cards by Kinkado and Kobayashi Eitaku
[Japan] Lovely trio of unusual woodblock prints with two showing word cards in English and one with some Dutch vocabulary with Japanese translations. Interestingly, the print with the red background also has a card tucked under the card for 'Boots' that reads, 'Aetak Kacu' ('written by Eitaku') which is most likely Kobayashi Eitaku. He died in 1890 so this would mean the print was probably made before that. The other print with the four seasons and four directions in English also has a card titled 'Kinkado seysu' which probably means 'Made by Kinkado'. There is an art supply company in Tokyo named Tanaka Kinkado, founded in 1905, which may be the same company. The Dutch-Japanese print appears to be a separate item but was found together with the other two.
The two English prints each measure 29.9 x 22.5cm and the Dutch one 27.7 x 22cm.
All three in fine condition. The two English ones have a neat fold down the centre. All three are unbacked with nice bleedthrough. u33030882