Three-panel Yoshiwara Kabuki Paper Model Print, 1896

by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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Three-panel Yoshiwara Kabuki Paper Model Print, 1896 by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Three-panel Yoshiwara Kabuki Paper Model Print, 1896

Paper Model Prints - Popular during the Edo and Meiji era, paper model prints were designed to be cut apart and formed into three-dimensional scenes. Prints usually included a variety of figures, buildings, or background elements, brightly colored and nicely detailed, with subjects ranging from kabuki plays to famous battles. The sheets are masterfully composed to combine the maximum number of elements onto a single page, and most include a small scene to be used as a guide when creating the model. As they were designed to be used, uncut paper model prints are rare. A fun and interesting collectible.

Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - Each panel 14 1/8" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and good detail. A few small repairs and creases.

Three-panel Yoshiwara Kabuki Paper Model Print, 1896 by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Three-panel Yoshiwara Kabuki Paper Model Print, 1896 by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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