KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) Gallery



Kunisada (Toyokuni III KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1865). Scene from "Aoi" (Heartvine), Chapter 9 in Sono Sugata Hikaru no Utsushi-e (Faithful Depictions of the Shining Prince); oban yoko-e (9" x 13"; includes border). Various Genji-mon in border; signature ("Kokuteisha Toyokuni ga") LR together with red Toshidama seal, combined aratame (approved) & date (Ne VI [6/1852] seal, publication official's seal, and publisher's seal (Izumiya Ichibei). Condition: very good; framed and matted (OD = 14" x 18"); trimmed to borders except at top; colors strong. $325. (#Z222)
Kunisada (Toyokuni III) KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1865). Geisha; oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Toyokuni ga" in Toshidama cartouche with aratame (approved) seal LR; date (U VIII [8/1855]) and publisher's (Sano-ki) seals LL. Condition: good; framed and matted (OD = 21" x 16"), residual folds; otherwise no tears, foxing, etc. $275. (#98AF)
Kunisada (Toyokuni III) KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1865). Unidentified actor; oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Toyokuni ga" in Toshidama cartouche on right together with censor and date seals in black (unread); ca. 1850s. Condition: fair to good; very fine carving of hair; no tears or foxing; margins trimmed; backing of fine tissue paper. $250. (#A3AD)
Kunisada KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1865). Six famous poets (complete set); each: oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Each is signed "Toyokuni ga" and dated "Uma V (LS01-04) or Uma VI (LS05-06) (1858). Condition: excellent; vibrant color; all have full margins with deckle edges. SOLD. (#LS01-06)
Kunisada (Toyokuni III) KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1865). Bando Hikosaburo V as Oiwa in "Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan"; oban tate-e (13" x 9"). Signed "Toyokuni ga" in Toshidama cartouche LL; aratame seal with date (Tori [1861]) and publisher's seal (Kagisho) in left margin; carver's seal in right margin; right panel contains a poem about butterflies by Shinsui; background still life designed by Gengyo Hiyagi. Condition: fair; horizontal fold across middle; margins torn and stained in several places; bottom margin trimmed. $175. (#LS34)
Kunisada (Toyokuni III) KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1865). Actor from "Rien Kyokaku-den" (Story of a Chivalrous Man from the Theatrical World); oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Juhassai Toyokuni hitsu" (Drawn by 78 year-old Toyokuni) with Toshidama seal UL, flanked by publisher, carver, and a combined aratame/date (I IX [9/1863]) seal. Condition: good to very good; small pieces of residual paper glued across the back of top margin; right and bottom margins trimmed. $250. (#LS36)
Kunisada (Toyokuni III) KUNISADA Utagawa (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1865). Actor (Gompachi reading a letter?) from "Rien Kyokaku-den" (Story of a Chivalrous Man from the Theatrical World); oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Sichi jukusai Toyokuni hitsu" (Drawn by 79 year-old Toyokuni) with Toshidama seal flanked by carver, publisher, and a combined aratame/date (Ne IV [4/1864]) seal. Condition: good; right and bottom margins trimmed; some raggedness to LR edge. $250. (#LS35)

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