Japanese Print Shop
About Japanese Print Shop
Percy Barkes is an art dealer based between York and London. He is the owner of The Japanese Print Shop in York, where he also sells Russian paintings.
Most Japanese print dealers specialise in Ukiyo-e prints from the Edo period (1615 - 1868). Percy has always sought to find the best images from the Meiji (1868 - 1912), Taisho (1912 - 1926) and the Showa (from 1926) periods.
Since 1995 , Percy has visited over 1000 studios in St. Petersburg, seeing over a million paintings and drawings. Most of the paintings and drawings date from 1945 and almost all the artists graduated from the celebrated Repin Academy in St. Petersburg.
Iwao Akiyama (1921 – 2014)
Monk in Snow
Japanese woodblock print, 1988
45 x 31 cm (paper size)
Detail thumbnails - please click to see full image
Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)
Tomoe no Yuki (Monk in Whirling Snow)
Original Japanese woodblock print, 1901
From Momoyogusa (a World of Things). Published by Yamada Unsodo, Kyoto.
24 x 36 cm
Suwa Kanenori (1897 - 1932)
The Seventh Ward of Asukusa
Original Japanese woodblock print, 1930
From One Hundred Views of New Tokyo, published by Nakajima Jūtarō in Japan in 1930