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70/4668 Chinese illustrated books  Ten Bamboo Studios painting manual 70/4668 Chinese illustrated books Ten Bamboo Studios painting manual
70/4668 Chinese illustrated books  Ten Bamboo Studios painting manual 70/4668 Chinese illustrated books Ten Bamboo Studios painting manual
70/4668 Chinese illustrated books  Ten Bamboo Studios painting manual 70/4668 Chinese illustrated books Ten Bamboo Studios painting manual
70/4668 [Chinese illustrated books]. (Ten Bamboo Studios, painting manual). Beijing, n.publ., 1952, 4 vols., 62/ 72/ 72/ 78 col. and/ or embossed woodcuts, orig. unif. gold speckled wr., in orig. dec. silk portfolio w. bone clasps, 4to.

- Very fine set. One vol. sm. tear (15 mm.) in frontwr.

= Beautiful reprint of the Shih Chu-Chai Chien-p'u (Collection of decorated writing paper from the Ten Bamboo Studios); after the edition published by Hu Cheng-yen in 1644. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.

€ (800-1.000)
70/4669 Chinese spinach jade book 70/4669 Chinese spinach jade book
70/4669 Chinese spinach jade book 70/4669 Chinese spinach jade book
70/4669 Chinese spinach jade book 70/4669 Chinese spinach jade book
70/4669 Chinese spinach jade book, late 19th/ early 20th cent.(?) after Qianlong-style, 8 rectangular dark green, almost black jade plaques, each 15x8 cm., recto and verso w. gilt inscribed Chinese text, recto of first and verso of final plaque w. gilt illustrations of resp. two dragons in a downward motion alongside a title(?) field and a man fighting off a dragon with a ring of fire, each plaque set within a wooden frame covered w. brown silk, together between wooden (nanmu) covers, 23x14 cm., both engraved w. text and with decorated borders.

- Second plaque w. damages. = Fine example of a jade book.

€ (400-600) 400
70/4670 Chinese white jade book 70/4670 Chinese white jade book
70/4670 Chinese white jade book, late 19th/ early 20th cent.(?), 8 square white jade plaques of translucent pale celadon tone, each 14,5x8 cm., recto and verso w. gilt inscriptions of Chinese text, recto of first and verso of final plaque w. illustrations of resp. 2 dragons alongside a title(?) field and the picture of a bodhisattva, each plaque set within a wooden frame covered w. gilt floral decorated silk, together between wooden (nanmu) covers, 18,5x12 cm., both engraved w. text with decorated borders.

- Remnants of a sm. ticket on frontcover. = Fine example of a jade book.

€ (400-600) 400
70/4671 Complete pictures of the eight noble steeds 70/4671 Complete pictures of the eight noble steeds
70/4671 Complete pictures of the eight noble steeds. N.pl., n.d. (early 20th cent.), 10 handcol. woodengravings on silk (one of the 8 war-horses, one of the 8 horsemen, and 8 of each horse with its rider), each with opposite letterpress descriptive text in Japanese and English, wooden covers, frontcover w. Japanese title strip, bound as a leporello.

- Fine copy.

€ (50-70) 50
70 4672 Eisen 1790 1848 70 4672 Eisen 1790 1848
70/4672 Eisen (1790-1848). (Warriors). Lot of 3 woodcut musha-e with pink tinting to the faces of the warriors and their horses, each on 2 joined leaves, ±19x26 cm.
€ (50-70) 50
70 4673 Eisho act ±1780 1800 70 4673 Eisho act ±1780 1800
70/4673 Eisho (act. ±1780-1800). (The courtesan Hinazuru of the Chôjiya establishment holding a doll). Col. woodcut ôban w. mica background, early 20th cent. recarving of the original, signed Eisho ga.

= From the series Kakuchû bijin kurabe (A Comparison of Beauties in the Pleasure Quarters).

AND 1 other: KUNISADA, (Lady in the snow) (col. woodcut ôban, part of a triptych, signed Toyokuni ga. Face rubbed; fingersoiled/ foxed in lower margin; sm. wormhole in upper left corner).

€ (100-150) 210
70 4674 Eisho act ±1780 1800 70 4674 Eisho act ±1780 1800
70/4674 Eisho (act. ±1780-1800). (The courtesan Hinazuru of the Chôjiya establishment holding a doll). Col. woodcut ôban w. mica background, early 20th cent. recarving of the original, signed Eisho ga.

- Trifle spotted.

= From the series Kakuchû bijin kurabe (A Comparison of Beauties in the Pleasure Quarters).

€ (80-100) 170
70 4675 Gekko 1859 1920 70 4675 Gekko 1859 1920
70 4675 Gekko 1859 1920 70 4675 Gekko 1859 1920
70/4675 Gekko (1859-1920). (Two bijin standing in a doorway watching a bird with a twig in its beak). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Gekko, publisher unread.

- Sl. smudged; sl. creased. = From a series comparing women to flowers.

AND 2 other col. woodcut ôban: one by the same showing a seated man writing a poem on a standing folding screen, two other men watching him (mounted) and the lefthand sheet of a triptych by NOBUKAZU.

€ (70-90)
70 4676 Ginkô Adachi act 1874 1908 70 4676 Ginkô Adachi act 1874 1908
70/4676 Ginkô, Adachi (act. 1874-1908). The Great Victory of Our Army at the Battle of Pyongyang (Heijô no gekisen waga gun dai shôri no zu) Col. woodcut ôban triptych, signed Oju Ginko. - AND 2 other similar triptyches showing a battle scene from the Chino-Japanese War.
€ (100-150) 100
70 4677 Goey Tiauw Hong Wei Chaofeng  1899 1964 70 4677 Goey Tiauw Hong Wei Chaofeng 1899 1964
70/4677 Goey Tiauw Hong (Wei Chaofeng) (1899-1964). (Two monkeys on the branch of a pine tree). Etching, 39,5x25 cm., signed "Goey, Paris" and "28/50" in pencil in lower blank margin, signed in the plate and w. red artist's stamp.

= Goey was an Indonesian Chinese artist, who studied at the Dutch Royal Academy and Julian Academy in Paris.

€ (80-100)
70 4678 Hiroshige 1797 1858 70 4678 Hiroshige 1797 1858
70 4678 Hiroshige 1797 1858 70 4678 Hiroshige 1797 1858
70/4678 Hiroshige (1797-1858). Kawaguchi no watashi Zenkō-ji (The Kawaguchi Ferry and Zenkō-ji Temple). Col. woodcut ôban, from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), signed Hiroshige ga. Hiroshige III (1843-1894). (Bridge in the snow in front of the First National bank). Col. woodcut ôban, from the series Tokyo Meisho Zukai (Famous places of Tokyo), signed Hiroshige ga.

- Vaguely rubbed in lower right corner; a few vague purple stains; top margin sl. darkened.

€ (100-150) 325
70 4679 Hiroshige 1797 1858 70 4679 Hiroshige 1797 1858
70/4679 Hiroshige (1797-1858). Mitsuke tenryugawa no zu (The Tenryu River near Mitsuke). Col. woodcut from Fifty-three stations of the Tôkaidô, signed Hiroshige ga. - AND 2 others by the same: (Descending Geese at Katata) (col. woodcut chûban, from Eight Views of Ômi Province) and (Ferryboat and fisherman near fishermen village) (col. woodcut chûban).
€ (70-90) 110
70 4680 Hiroshige 1797 1858 70 4680 Hiroshige 1797 1858
70/4680 Hiroshige (1797-1858). Shiba Atagoyama (Mount Atago, Shiba). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Hiroshige ga, publisher Shitaya Uo Ei, aratame seal and date seal (1857).

- Sl. spotted; sm. portion of upper left blank corner torn off.

= The 21st views from the series Meisho Edo Hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), showing a priest with a rice paddle.

€ (70-90) 70
70 4681 Hiroshige II 1826 1869 70 4681 Hiroshige II 1826 1869
70 4681 Hiroshige II 1826 1869 70 4681 Hiroshige II 1826 1869
70 4681 Hiroshige II 1826 1869 70 4681 Hiroshige II 1826 1869
70/4681 Hiroshige II (1826-1869). (Brothel quarter). (Entrance to a brothel). (People in a house of pleasure admiring a painting). Three col. woodcuts, each on 2 joined leaves, each 15,7x19,6 cm.
€ (50-70)
70 4682 Hiroshige II 1826 1869 70 4682 Hiroshige II 1826 1869
70/4682 Hiroshige II (1826-1869). (Evening View of Rain in Paulownia Plantation at Akasaka). Col. woodcut ôban from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), signed Hiroshige ga, 1859.

- Woodcut fine. Blank margin trimmed, with loss of publisher's name.

= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.

€ (100-150) 400
70 4683 Hiroshige II 1826 1869 70 4683 Hiroshige II 1826 1869
70/4683 Hiroshige II (1826-1869). (The Hosen temple at Nakano). Col. woodcut ôban, 1863, signed Hiroshige ga, publisher Fujikie.

= From the series Edo meishô zue (Views of Famous Places in Edo) (1861-1864). With an unidentified collector's mark on verso showing an orange origami crane.

€ (100-150) 100
70 4684 Hiroshige III 1843 1894 70 4684 Hiroshige III 1843 1894
70 4684 Hiroshige III 1843 1894 70 4684 Hiroshige III 1843 1894
70 4684 Hiroshige III 1843 1894 70 4684 Hiroshige III 1843 1894
70 4684 Hiroshige III 1843 1894 70 4684 Hiroshige III 1843 1894
70/4684 Hiroshige III (1843-1894). (Flower gardens). Two col. woodcuts on crêpe paper (chirimen-gami-e), both ±13x18,5 cm., both signed Hiroshige ga.

- Both partly sl. cut short; one print w. pinholes in upper corners.

AND 5 miscell. other woodcuts, i.a. a larger print on crêpe paper by the same (dam. in margins), an anonymous late 19th cent. double-p. hand-/ stencil-col. woodcut of a samurai (19x44 cm. (sheet), from an album, w. album-backing) and a tinted woodcut by SADANOBU showing a seated gentleman with puppets and other toys in front of him (33,5x16 cm., 2nd quarter 18th cent.(?). Cut short in right margin).

€ (50-70) 50
70 4685 Hokuchô act ±1822 1830 70 4685 Hokuchô act ±1822 1830
70 4685 Hokuchô act ±1822 1830 70 4685 Hokuchô act ±1822 1830
70/4685 Hokuchô (act. ±1822-1830). (Two actors in the play Igagoe Dochu Sugoroku). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Shunshosai Hokuchô w. seal, (publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei).

- Thumbed in corners; sl. discoloured line from passepartout window. = Part of a diptych or triptych.

AND a curious anonymous col. woodcut ôban showing a clothed horse scattering blades of hay(?) onto an old man, a group of people watching in the back (in uncoloured grey-tones) (tipped onto paper)

€ (80-100) 100
70 4686 Hokusai 1760 1849 70 4686 Hokusai 1760 1849
70 4686 Hokusai 1760 1849 70 4686 Hokusai 1760 1849
70/4686 Hokusai (1760-1849). The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Mount Fuij in Clear Weather. Two col. woodcut oblong ôban, 1831, both signed Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu.

- Both prints 19th century copies from new blocks; laid down/ tipped onto mount; the first print parts repainted, mostly in centre; prob. w. closed tears/ holes; lower and right edge sl. cut short, w. loss of image; the second print yellowed trimmed to the image.

= From the collection of the Belgian artist Everiste Carpentier (1845-1922). Cf. Forrer (1991), 11 and 12.

€ (150-250) 750
70 4687 Hokusai 1760 1849 70 4687 Hokusai 1760 1849
70/4687 Hokusai (1760-1849). (The Widow Oiko pulling a warrior to her home). (Artists preparing for their work). (Mount Fuji in the clouds). Three tinted woodcuts from Manga, each on 2 joined leaves.
€ (100-150)