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).