Masters of the Woodblock at Sotheby’s

From 14-21 July, Masters of the Woodblock: Important Japanese Prints features forty lots of exemplary Japanese woodblock prints. Opening the sale is the Property of an Important Private European Collection (Lots 1–17); all were formerly in the collection of Henri Vever (1854-1942) and include numerous designs from the late 18th – early 19th century. The sale continues with a further fine bijin-ga from Eishosai Choki and a portrait of the actor Arashi Ryuzo II, each respectively with Werner Schindler (1905-1986) and Theodor Scheiwe (1897-1983) provenance. Iconic and important prints include the Great WaveRed Fujiand the earliest type of impression of Sudden Rain beneath the Summit.