Leporello book with postcards of bijin woodblock prints

Price:  340,00

Nice leporello photo book filled with polychrome lithograph postcards of famous Japanese bijinga woodblock prints, mostly nude. In total 50 pictures, 23 one side, 27 on the other.

Bijin-ga 美人画 (“beautiful person picture”) is a generic term for pictures of beautiful women (bijin) in Japanese art, especially in woodblock printing of the ukiyo-e genre.
There are works from renowned artists, like Kitagawa Utamaro 喜多川 and Torii Kiyonaga 鳥居 清長.

The book has red faux-leather covers and an inscription in sunken gold ‘Photography’.

In a good original condition with traces of wear and age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Height 3.1 cm, Width 25.9 cm, Depth 18.5 cm. Entire length approx. 357.8 cm.
Period: Japan – Mid Shôwa period (Mid-20th century).

Ref. No. : B4455


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