Japanese Woodblock Prints:
Edo Period (up to 1868)

Notes: Names are listed here in the Japanese manner with the family name preceding the given name; capital letters are used for the single name generally cited and listings are alphabetized according to the latter; alternate names are in parentheses. Italics indicate Japanese or translations of Japanese characters. Print measurements refer to image area only. All woodblock prints are unmatted and unframed unless indicated otherwise.

Hiroshige HIROSHIGE Utagawa (1797-1858). Iga province: Ueno from the series "Rokujuyoshu meisho zue" (Famous places of the sixty-odd provinces), oban tate-e (13" x 9"). Signed "Hiroshige hitsu", dated "Ushi 7" (1853), and published by Koshimuraya Heisuke. Condition: good; all but top margin trimmed to ca. " of image; slight toning throughout; small tape residue in upper corners verso; no wrinkles, tears or folds; pronounced bleedthrough verso. $950. (#LS25)
Kunisada (Toyokuni III) KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1865). See KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) Gallery.
Aoi from "Sono Sugata Hikaru no Utsushi-e" (#Z222)
Geisha (#99AF)
Unidentified Actor (#A3AD)
Six Famous Poets (#LS01-06)
Bando Hikosaburo V as Oiwa (#LS34)
Actor #1 from "Rien Kyokaku-den" (#LS36)
Actor #2 from "Rien Kyokaku-den" (#LS35)
Kunisada (Toyokuni III) KUNISADA II Utagawa (TOYOKUNI IV) (1823-1880). Scene from Hanachirusato, Chapter 11 from Genji gojuyojo hattan (54 Chapters of the Tale of Genji); oban tate-e (14" x 10"; includes border). Hanachirusato Genji-mon in border decoration; signature (Kochoro Kunisada hitsu) LR; combined aratame and date (Mi X [10/1857]) seal in LR border; Hiroshige II (1829-1869) signature in fan; gauffage (embossing) of background and in light areas of left and right robes. Condition: good to very good; attached to cardboard at corners but not laid down (torn loose from LL corner); somewhat ragged edge to borders; slightly toned overall; colors strong. $275. (#99AL)
Kunisada II KUNISADA II Utagawa (TOYOKUNI IV) (1823-1880). Scene from Kashiwagi, Chapter 36 from Genji gojuyojo hattan (54 Chapters of the Tale of Genji); oban tate-e (14" x 10"; includes border). Signed "Kunisada ga" in Toshidama cartouche with aratame (approved) seal, date seal (mi 10 [10/1857]), and publisher's seal (Tsutaya Kichizo). Condition: good to very good; light color. $275. (#99CA)
Kuniyoshi KUNIYOSHI Utagawa (1798-1861). Actor. Framed and matted; oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga" with kiri seal. Double censor period (1847-1852). Condition: good to very good; somewhat faded color; not examined out of frame. $475. (#99AUb)
Toyokuni I TOYOKUNI Utagawa (TOYOKUNI I) (1769-1825). Preparing for the Bath; oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Toyokuni ga"; Taisho-era restrike. Condition: good to very good; slight toning; two small pinholes. $135. (#99AH)
Utamaro UTAMARO Kitagawa (1753-1806). Woman looking in a mirror from "Fujin sogaku juttai (The Physiognomy of ten types of women)"; oban tate-e (14" x 10"). Signed "somi Utamaro koga" ("drawn with thought by the physiognomist Utamaro"); early kiwame (approval) seal; published by Tsutaya Juzaburo ca. 1793/94. Border present, but attached to back of folio at lower right corner, some wear to mica background. This is an original of the first version, first state of this well-known print. Condition: Good; 1" fold left center; very small parts of upper border corners missing; some wear to mica overlay; no other tears or damage to image. SOLD. (#Z235)
Yoshikazu YOSHIKAZU Ichikawa (fl. 1850-1870). Mother and child; oban tata-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Yoshikazu"; published ca. 1850s by Kagaya Kichibei (Kichiemon). Condition: fair; toned throughout; several small holes across top and large hole near signature (shown); left & right borders trimmed; slight wrinkling thoughout. $150. (#LS09)
Yoshitora YOSHITORA Ichimosai (Utagawa) (fl. 1850-1880). Minamoto Yoshitsune; oban tata-e (14" x 10"). Signed "Ichimosai Yoshikazu"; published in 1851 (double censor period) by Iwakami Soya. Condition: good to very good: minimal margins (as printed); minor scuffing at edges; colors are still very fresh; no holes, tears, or foxing. SOLD. (#99CF)
Yoshitsuya YOSHITSUYA Koko (1822-1866). Plate #28 from "Hisago-gundan Gojuyo-jo (Fifty-four battle scenes shortly before Edo era)"; oban tata-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Yoshitsuya"; published ca. 1864. Condition: very good to excellent: minimal margins (as printed); colors are still very fresh and bright; no holes, tears, or foxing. $450. (#A0DH)
Yoshiume YOSHIUME Nakajima (1819-1879). Traveler; chuban tata-e (10" x 7"; printed on heavy washi). Signed "Yoshiume ga". Condition: good: margins trimmed; foxing of image not apparent, but attached across the top to sheet with foxing. $250. (#A0BXd)
Yoshiyuki YOSHIYUKI Nansui (1835-1879). Left side of Ghost in Snow diptych; chuban tata-e (9" x 7"); printed ca. 1850s. Signed "Yoshiyuki". Condition: good to very good: colors excellent; margins trimmed (except top); very slight toning; no foxing or tears; attached by UL corner to presentation folder. SOLD. (#LS40)


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