Japanese Works of Art

Tuesday 15th November 2022. Starts at 10:00am

The Japanese Works of Art sale in November 2022 will feature a large number of artworks, including paintings and early ceramics from the collection of Dr Oliver Impey (1936-2005) and Dr Jane (Mellanby) Impey (1938-2021) of Cumnor Place, Oxford.  

Another highlight of the sale is a fantastic album of woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), entitled 'Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces'. These sixty-nine prints depicting various views of Japan were published in the 1850s. This series seldom comes on the market, and the prints' fantastic condition makes this album an even rarer example. 

Good cloisonné pieces will also be on offer, including a rare square-section koro (incense burner) by Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845–1927) delicately painted with birds and branches of flowering prunus on a deep black ground. Other pieces bear the marks of Hayashi Kodenji, Hattori Tadasaburo, and other artists.

Ghosts, monsters, yokai and bakemono will also feature, as part of a collection of paintings and prints depicting a variety of spectres. 

 

ENTRIES FOR THIS SALE ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED.

DEADLINE: 2ND SEPTEMBER 2022.

Please contact Alexandra Aguilar at aa@woolleyandwallis.co.uk or on 01722 424583 for more information. 

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