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Japanese woodblock diptych, one featuring a geisha cooking and the other featuring two geishas, one holding a samurai sword, housed in a divided black lacquer frame. Signed inside the 'toshidama' cartouche "Toyokuni III (before 1844 aka KunisadaI).Very good condition with some wear to frame. Frame: 21-1/2" W x 16" H. Sight (each print): 14"H x 9-1/4" W. Circa 1857. Provenance: From the estate of Arthur N. Hosking (American, 1874-1970). Hosking was an illustrator, etcher, and painter who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and participated in it's exhibits. He is known for his illustration of the Christmas classic "Twas the Night Before Christmas".