Palace and Courtyard Kabuki Paper Model Set, 1907

by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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Palace and Courtyard Kabuki Paper Model Set, 1907 by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Meiji era Original Japanese Woodblock Print Set
Palace and Courtyard Kabuki Paper Model Set, 1907

Paper Model Sets - Fuji Arts is pleased to offer a terrific group of complete and uncut paper model sets. These entertaining 19th century prints were designed to be cut apart and formed into three-dimensional models. An inset cartouche provides an example of the finished scene once assembled. Using the scene as a guide, the model builder could cut out the different components of the scene from the prints and create the model. Sets usually include a variety of figures, accessories, and background elements, brightly colored and nicely detailed, with subjects ranging from kabuki plays to famous samurai battles.

Not many complete sets survive. Collectors are lucky to own a single print from a model set - a complete paper model scene is an almost unprecedented opportunity. These are incredibly rare pieces and would make a terrific addition to any collection. Take advantage of this great opportunity before it passes you by - bid now!

Comments - Wonderful complete, five panel paper model set illustrating a kabuki scene in a palace and courtyard. This colorful set includes many figures of noblemen and beauties, plus ladies-in-waiting wearing white kimono tucked into long red hakama pants. The extensive setting include a room in the palace with verandah and steps, along with the fences, shrubs, and flowering plants of the courtyard. A terrific uncut set with many intricate pieces.

Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - Each panel approximately 13 5/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Separate panels. This item with bright and clean colors. One small hole in top corner from previous string binding, as is usual for paper model prints. Please see photos for details.

Palace and Courtyard Kabuki Paper Model Set, 1907 by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Palace and Courtyard Kabuki Paper Model Set, 1907 by Meiji era artist (unsigned)