Antique Japanese Prints

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865), “Ronin Wielding a Sword,” 1862. SOLD

…and How to Frame Them

A set of original 19th century prints by great Japanese printmakers Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865).

The  prints are available for purchase. They are all Oban size (about 14″ x 9″), with the outside dimensions of the frames measuring about 20-1/2″ x 15-1/2″. The prints have been trimmed, but are otherwise in good condition. We welcome your inquiries.

We greatly enjoyed framing these pieces, and used this opportunity to demonstrate our approach to framing this very popular genre of pictorial art.

Every frame in this set is different, each one being individually designed to the print. They’re in stained walnut or cherry, with simple and refined detail keyed in each case to a particular element in the print. (Read more about Tim’s approach to framing them on this blog post…)

We offer these for your enjoyment and to consider purchasing. But also, if you have works of this type to frame (or re-frame) and would like to discuss what we can do for you, we invite you to come in and look at these examples and talk with us about your own framing needs.

Read Tim’s blog post, “A Natural Harmony: Framing 19th Century Japanese Prints”…

Presentation: A Frame-Maker’s Approach to Framing Japanese Prints

In conjunction with the exhibit, on Saturday, March 23, Tim Holton gave a presentation titled “A Frame-Maker’s Approach to Framing Japanese Prints.” Attendees learned about the unique approach to and understanding of framing Japanese prints rooted in our method of designing and creating every frame from scratch using traditional woodworking techniques, and how it naturally suits this beautiful art form.

Tim Holton talking about framing Japanese prints

Tim giving a workshop on framing Japanese prints.

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