Ukiyo-e (Japanese Woodblock Prints), various

 

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892):
Tsumeta-so (Looking Chilly)
From the series “Fuzoku sanjuni so Bunka nenkan mekake no fuzoku”
(from 32 Aspects of Customs)
Medium: Woodblock print
Size: Oban (370 x 255 mm)
Impression: Fine
Condition: Unbacked, 8 x 7 mm loss upper right corner, 2 tiny hinge remnants verso, otherwise fine
Price: $500

 

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
Signed Gototei Kunisada ga
Medium: Woodblock print
Size: Oban
Impression: Good
Condition: Unbacked, small unobtrusive wormholes near edges
Price: $150 ($500 minimum)

 

Yoshu Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu) (1838-1912):
From the series Shin bijin (True Beauties) 1897
Signed Yoshu Chikanobu
Medium: Woodblock print
Size: Oban
Impression: Excellent
Condition: Excellent, unbacked, fresh colors
Price: $300 ($500 minimum)

 

Gosotei Hirosada (1826-1863):
Umekawa and Chubei 1840
Signed Hirosada
Medium: Woodblock print
Size: Oban
Impression: Excellent,  with embossing
Condition: Excellent, unbacked, fresh colors, unobtrusive vertical center crease
Price: $300 ($500 minimum)

 

Yanagawa Nobusada (active 1820-early 1830s):
Actor Arashi Kitsusaburo as Arijurobe and Actor Ichikawa Shinnosuke as Musume Otsuru, from Kuninamari futaba oizuru, 1827
Signed Nobusada ga
Medium: Woodblock print
Size: Oban
Impression: Very good,  with embossing
Condition: Unbacked, fresh colors, mild soiling at left and bottom edges, horizontal center crease, two small hinge remnants top back
Price: $250 ($500 minimum)

 

  1. Gosotei Hirosada (1826-1863)
    Signed Hirosada
    Medium: Woodblock print
    Size: Chuban diptych
    Impression: Fine,  with embossing
    Condition: Fine, with fresh colors
    Price: $250/pair ($500 minimum)
  2. Gosotei Hirosada (1826-1863)
    Date: 3/1849
    Signed Hirosada
    Medium: Woodblock print
    Size: Chuban diptych
    Reference: Keyes 64 a & b
    Impression: Excellent,  with embossing
    Condition: Fine, with fresh colors
    Price: $250/pair ($500 minimum)
  1. Gosotei Hirosada (1826-1863):
    [Witch]
    Signed Hirosada
    Medium: Deluxe woodblock print
    Size: Chuban
    Impression: Excellent,  with metallics, embossing, and fresh colors
    Condition: Fine, with fresh colors
    Price: $400 ($500 minimum)
  2. Gosotei Hirosada (1826-1863):
    [Witch]
    Signed Hirosada
    Medium: Woodblock print
    Size: Chuban
    Impression: Good, with burnishing
    Condition: Fine, unbacked, with fresh colors
    Price: $200 ($500 minimum)

Gosotei Hirosada (1826-1863):
Gyokutowakoku no irifune, 1852
Signed Hirosada
Medium: Deluxe woodblock print
Size: Chuban
Impression: Fine,  with metallics
Condition: Excellent, fresh colors
Price: $350 ($500 minimum)

  1. Gosotei Hirosada (1826-1863):
    From the series Chuko buyu den (Tales of Loyalty and Heroism)
    Signed Hirosada
    Medium: Woodblock print
    Size: Chuban
    Impression: Fine
    Condition: Excellent, fresh colors
    Price: $250 ($500 minimum)
  2. Gosotei Hirosada (1826-1863):
    (Arashi Rikaku II) as Gengo
    Signed Hirosada
    Medium: Woodblock print
    Size: Chuban
    Impression: Very good
    Condition: Fine, fresh colors
    Price: $150 ($500 minimum)

 

 

  1. Gochotei Sadamasu I (Kunimasu) (active 1834-1852):
    Actor Jitsukawa Enzaburo as Oguri Hangan, from Hime kurabe futaba e-zoushi, 1848
    Signed Kunimasu ga
    Medium: Woodblock print
    Size: Chuban
    Impression: Fine
    Condition: Long, unobtrusive vertical crease near right, mild rubbing bottom right corner; otherwise fine
    Price: $350 ($500 minimum)
  2. Gosotei Hirosada (1826-1863):

    Sasahara Hayato from the series Chuko buyu den (Tales of Loyalty and Heroism), 1848
    Signed Hirosada
    Medium: Woodblock print
    Size: Chuban
    Impression: Fine
    Condition: Fresh colors, mild rubbing in a small, ~ 1 cm section of the kimono at bottom; otherwise fine
    Price: $200 ($500 minimum)

 

Ichiyotei Yoshitaki (1841-1899)
Scholar and Politician – Kabuki
Signed Yoshitaki hitsu
Medium: Deluxe woodblock print
Size: Chuban
Impression: Fine,  with metallics
Condition: Excellent, fresh colors
Price: $200 ($500 minimum)