4628 - 4844 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS, DRAWINGS and ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL and TRIBAL ARTS
- Right margin trifle trimmed and w. piece of brown paper on verso; lower margin sl. chipped.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- 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).
- Album-backing; the sheets attached w. scotch tape; some slight bleeding of red colour; sm. tear in upper margin.
- Fine copy, probably part of a triptych.
- Doubled, otherwise fine. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- 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.
- Sl. faded.
AND 5 others, i.a. an unidentified surimono.
- 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.
- Most vols. (sl.) wormholed. = Popular stories with texts by Mantei Ouga.
- 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).
- 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.
= 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.
- Sl. thumbed; lower left corner (of left-hand sheet) stained/ thumbsoiled.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- 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.
- Lacks the right-hand sheet showing one actor; trifle/ sl. foxed; rusty lines from paperclip in upper right corner.
- Album-backing; vertical folds as published. = Robinson T87.
- 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).
- 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.