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70 4728 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4728 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4728 Kunisada (1786-1865). (A lady on a porch lighting a lantern, a go game table in front of her). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga, publisher Sanoya Kihei, Watanabe/ Mera double censor's seal (1851/ 1852).

- Right margin trifle trimmed and w. piece of brown paper on verso; lower margin sl. chipped.

= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.

€ (70-90) 70
70 4729 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4729 Kunisada 1786 1865
70 4729 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4729 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4729 Kunisada (1786-1865). (Lady standing outside in the night). Col. woodcut ôban, signed sichijûhassai Toyokuni ga, publ. unread, date seal (1863?).

- Some wormholes in left margin. Prob. part of a triptych.

Idem. (Portrait of a male and a female actor). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga, publ. unread, Hama and Magome censor seals (sl. foxed).

€ (60-80) 60
70 4730 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4730 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4730 Kunisada (1786-1865). (A man eavesdropping on another man and a woman talking inside a tea house(?)). Col. woodcut ôban triptych, signed Kôchôrô Kunisada hitsu w. toshidama ring, publisher unread (in upright fish cartouche), without censor seal, possibly a Meiji edition.

- Album-backing; the sheets attached w. scotch tape; some slight bleeding of red colour; sm. tear in upper margin.

€ (80-100) 80
70 4731 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4731 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4731 Kunisada (1786-1865). (A man seated in the courtyard of a spacious dwelling, his servant behind him). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunisada ga, publisher Horinoya Tasuke, aratame date seal (±1865).

- Fine copy, probably part of a triptych.

€ (70-90) 70
70 4732 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4732 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4732 Kunisada (1786-1865). Nihonbashi (Young fisherman near the Nihonbashi bridge). Col. woodcut ôban from the series Tokaido gojusan stugi no uchi (53 Stations of the Tokaido), signed Toyokuni ga, publ. Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke, Fuku and Muramatsu censor's seal, date seal (1852).

- Doubled, otherwise fine. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.

€ (120-150)
70 4733 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4733 Kunisada 1786 1865
70 4733 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4733 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4733 Kunisada (1786-1865). (Two actors, one holding the other from behind with the help of a hat). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga in toshidama cartouche, publisher unread, aratame and date seal (Tatsu Ansei 3, 1856).

- Backed w. thin sheet of paper printed w. Japanese text; small part of collector's stamp in lower left corner; upper left corner trifle chipped.

Idem. (Two wrestling men). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga, publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi, Murata/ Mera censor seals (±1850).

- Horizontal middle fold, chipped at ends; small part of collector's stamp in lower left corner; upper left and lower right corner sl. stained; lower right corner pasted to mount.

€ (80-100) 100
70 4734 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4734 Kunisada 1786 1865
70 4734 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4734 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4734 Kunisada (1786-1865). (Two actors). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga, publisher Ibaya Sensaburô, censor seals.

- Sl. faded.

AND 5 others, i.a. an unidentified surimono.

€ (70-90) 100
70 4735 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4735 Kunisada 1786 1865
70 4735 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4735 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4735 Kunisada (1786-1865). (Yoshiwara; the actor Arashi Rikan III as Tonase). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga in Toshidama cartouche, publisher Izutsuya Shokichi, 2 censor's seals and a date seal (1852).

- Neatly laid down on limp board; small wormhole in left margin; two small vague stains (1x in actor's face).

= From the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi (Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road).

Idem. (Onnagata with a drum in front of a large rock with the carved image of a man under a raining cloud). Col. woodcut ôban(?), signed Gototei Kunisada ga.

- Cut short in right margin, eliminating publisher's stamp and sl. affecting signature; verso w. remnants of mounting along margins.

= Possibly the actor Sawamura Tôzô.

€ (70-90) 70
70 4736 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4736 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4736 Kunisada (1786-1865). Lot of 7 pairs of ehon, ±1840-1860, all vols. w. on verso of frontwr. a partly col. woodcut ill., otherwise contents uncoloured woodcut ills., all vols. in orig. col. woodut wr. (the frontwrappers of each pair together forming one image).

- Most vols. (sl.) wormholed. = Popular stories with texts by Mantei Ouga.

€ (150-250)
70 4737 Kunisada 1786 1865 ? 70 4737 Kunisada 1786 1865 ?
70/4737 Kunisada (1786-1865)(?). (Bijin standing in a wooden box). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Utagawa (...) Toyokuni ga, publisher unread, 2 censor's seals (1852).

- Trifle frayed; narrow strip of brown paper on verso along upper margin.

AND another col. woodcut ôban by KUNITSUNA showing a bijin (doubled, cut short in lower margin).

€ (70-90) 70
70 4738 Kunisada 1786 1865 and Hiroshige II 1829 1869 70 4738 Kunisada 1786 1865 and Hiroshige II 1829 1869
70/4738 Kunisada (1786-1865) and Hiroshige II (1829-1869). Hyakusaikoku story and Tsubsaka temple from Kannon reigenki (Miracles of Kannon)). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga in toshidama cartouche and Hiroshige ga (in inset view), publisher and printer unread, aratame seal (±1859).

- Backed w. thin Japanese and w. stitching holes in right margin.

= The Kannon reigenki is a large series partly by Kunisada I and partly by Kunisada II, both in collaboration with Hiroshige II, consisting of in total 100 prints: 33 each for the western and eastern provinces, and 34 for the central provinces. They each show a temple with an illustrated story below. This is number 23 from the western provinces, with the large ill. possibly by Kunisada II instead of I.

€ (50-70) 50
70 4739 Kunisada II 1823 1880 70 4739 Kunisada II 1823 1880
70 4739 Kunisada II 1823 1880 70 4739 Kunisada II 1823 1880
70/4739 Kunisada II (1823-1880). Shichidanme (Act VII). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunisada hitsu, publ. by Iseya Kanekichi, 1865.

= Left part of a diptych, showing the seventh act of the play Chūshingura Sugata no Eawase (Treasury of the Loyal Retainers). From the series Jôruri Chûshingura

Idem. (Act II of the play Chūshingura). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunisada hitsu, publ. by the same, 1865.

= Part of the same series as the above.

€ (200-300)
70 4740 Kunitora act 1810 1830 70 4740 Kunitora act 1810 1830
70/4740 Kunitora (act. 1810-1830). Edo Ryôgoku-bashi yûsuzumi ôhanabi no zu (Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryôgoku Bridge in Edo: A Great Display of Fireworks). Col. woodcut ôban triptych, the sheets attached, signed Kunitora ga, publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi, w. Kiwame seal.

- Sl. thumbed; lower left corner (of left-hand sheet) stained/ thumbsoiled.

= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.

€ (150-250) 400
70 4741 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861 70 4741 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861
70/4741 Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Awazu-ga-hara ô-kassen: Yoshinaka Shitennô Imai Shirô Kanehira (...) (Imai Kanehira at the battle of Awazu in March, 1184, on the snowy shore of Lake Biwa). Col. woodcut ôban triptych, the sheets attached, signed Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga, publisher Sôshû-ya Yohei, no censor's seal, ±1840.

- Trifle foxed/ soiled/ rubbed; some small thin spots/ wormholes in upper margin; two vertical folds not along joints.

= Imai Kanehira is shown fighting under the pine tree of Karasaki; Yoshitsune is seen on the left. Robinson T63. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.

€ (100-150) 100
70 4742 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861 70 4742 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861
70/4742 Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). (Kabuki narrator and two actors against a grey brick background). Two col. woodcut ôban of a triptych, the sheets attached, signed Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi w. Kiri seal, publisher Mita-ya Kihachi, Aratame and date seal (Tora Ansei 1, 1854).

- Lacks the right-hand sheet showing one actor; trifle/ sl. foxed; rusty lines from paperclip in upper right corner.

€ (70-90)
70 4743 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861 70 4743 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861
70/4743 Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Kamakura sei Ôshû shimpatsu no zu (Yoritomo and his men marching north to Mutsu in 1189). Col. woodcut ôban triptych, the sheets attached, signed Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga, publisher Jôshû-ya Kinzô, no censor seal, ±1842.

- Album-backing; vertical folds as published. = Robinson T87.

€ (100-150) 110
70 4744 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861 70 4744 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861
70/4744 Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). (Nine heroes from the Suikoden). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi, publisher Ibaya Sensaburô, w. Watari censor's seal, ±1845.

- Sl. cut short in all margins, affecting some cartouches and images; tipped onto mount.

= The second edition of the 7th print from the series Suikoden gôketsu hyaku-hachi-nin (The hundred and eight heroes of the Suikoden). Robinson S3.7 (p.105).

€ (50-70) 190
70 4745 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861 70 4745 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861
70/4745 Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Nitta Chûjô Yoshisada Sesshû Minatogawa shutsujin no zu nari (The departure parade of Yoshisadas troops before the Battle of the Minatogawa). Col. woodcut ôban triptych, the sheets attached, signed Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga, publisher Kagi-ya Hanjirô, Fuku-Muramatsu censor seal, 1849-1852.

- Album-backing; vertical folds as published.

= Robinson T244. This triptych is an adaptation of T116 with the head of Tomoe-gozen recut as Wakiya Yoshisuke, while Yoshinaka has become Yoshisada and Yamabuki-gozen has become Kôtô-no-naishi.

€ (100-150) 100
70 4746 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861 70 4746 Kuniyoshi 1797 1861
70/4746 Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Lot of 5 col. woodcuts of samurai, all from the book issue of Taiheiki eiyû den (Heroes of the grand pacification), each ±20x14 cm. (all fine).
€ (70-90) 140
70/4747 Lot of 5 col woodcuts by various unidentified artists 70/4747 Lot of 5 col woodcuts by various unidentified artists
70/4747 Lot of 5 col. woodcuts by various unidentified artists, each on two joined leaves, 18x23,5 cm. (total size), late 19th cent.
€ (70-90)