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70 4708 Kotondo Torii 1900 1976 70 4708 Kotondo Torii 1900 1976
70/4708 Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976). Ame (Rain). Col. woodcut large ôban (26,1x41 cm.), signed and dated (1929) in the block "Showa yonnen jugatsu Kotondo ga", w. blindst. title in lower blank margin "Ame", publisher's seal Kawaguchi/ Sakai in lower left blank corner.

- Blank margins occas. thin and restored; sl. waterstained in blank margins; restored in upper left corner of image; unnumbered copy.

= The New Wave 265. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.

€ (400-600) 425
70 4709 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4709 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4709 Kunichika (1835-1900). (Actor Ichikawa Kuzo as Edo Fireman Standard Bearer). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunichika ga, publisher seal Manzen (Yorozuya Zentarô), ±1864.

= From the series Massakari Edo no Hanagata (Star Actors of Edo at their Height).

€ (100-150)
70 4710 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4710 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4710 Kunichika (1835-1900). (An actor taking off his straw hat, revealing himself to a lady). Col. wdoocut ôban, signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu, publ. by Takekawa Seikichi, after 1879.

= On the publisher's seal: Marks 22-002/ 459c

€ (100-150)
70 4711 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4711 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4711 Kunichika (1835-1900). (Actor wearing a robe decorated with skulls in front of a table with a tray with smoking attributes below blossoming branches). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunichika ga w. toshidama ring, publisher unread, aratame date seal (±1860).

- Fine copy.

€ (70-90) 70
70 4712 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4712 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4712 Kunichika (1835-1900). (Four men a fabric store, one of them with a pipe and his clothes hanging open). Col. woodcut ôban triptych, signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with toshidama ring, publisher unread.

- Album-backing; the sheets attached w. scotch tape; some sl. bleeding of red colour; trifle soiled.

€ (80-100) 80
70 4713 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4713 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4713 Kunichika (1835-1900). Igaku doyu sugoroku (A lot happens between Kyoto and Iga). Col. woodcut ôban triptych, the sheets attached, signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu w. toshidama ring, ±1895.

- Backed w. yellowed Japanese.

= Shows four actors (the ones in front: Ichikawa Shindo, Ichikawa Jorozado and Ichikawa Danjuro), one with a child and two wrestling with each other, partly in front of a fence with a roof with snow.

€ (80-100)
70 4714 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4714 Kunichika 1835 1900
70 4714 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4714 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4714 Kunichika (1835-1900). (A man presenting a piece of cloth from a roll, rolls and bundles of other cloth lying on the floor). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunichika hitsu w. toshidama ring, publisher Enshûya Hikobei(?), censor seal (1866).

- Trifle soiled; a few very small stains; collector's stamp in lower left corner ("Collection BR").

Idem. (Onnagata holding a comb to her coiffure). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunichika hitsu w. Toshidama ring, publisher unread, censor seal (1867).

- Doubled w. thin Japanese; small part of collector's stamp in lower margin ("Collection BR").

€ (80-100) 90
70 4715 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4715 Kunichika 1835 1900
70 4715 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4715 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4715 Kunichika (1835-1900). (A red-faced actor in the snow (Kawarazaki Gonnosuke as Daroku?)). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with toshidama ring, publisher unread, censor seal (1873) (fine copy). Hokushu (act. 1810-1832)(?). (Actor about to draw his sword). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Hokushu [...] hitsu w. toshidama ring and small seal, publisher/ carver unread, without censor or date seal.

- Doubled. = The right-hand sheet of a triptych.

€ (100-150)
70 4716 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4716 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4716 Kunichika (1835-1900). (The sorcerer Tenjiku Tokubie on a giant toad fending off two attackers). Col. woodcut ôban triptych, the sheets attached, signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with toshidama ring, publisher unread.

- Formerly partly mounted, w. wrinkled areas and sl. staining; a few sm. marginal tears; possibly sl. cut short in upper margin.

€ (50-70) 275
70 4717 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4717 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4717 Kunichika (1835-1900). (Three actors). Two col. woodcut ôban of a triptych, signed Toyohara Kunichika ga with toshidama seal, publisher unread.

- Fine copies.

€ (50-70) 50
70 4718 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4718 Kunichika 1835 1900
70 4718 Kunichika 1835 1900 70 4718 Kunichika 1835 1900
70/4718 Kunichika (1835-1900). (Two actors). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with toshidama ring, publisher Hori [..?], without censor seal.

- Fine copy, colourful print.

AND another portrait of two actors by the same (fine copy, strong colours).

€ (100-150) 100
70 4719 Kunimaru 1794 1829 70 4719 Kunimaru 1794 1829
70 4719 Kunimaru 1794 1829 70 4719 Kunimaru 1794 1829
70/4719 Kunimaru (1794-1829). (A seated actor (Sawamura Sôjurô III?) below a circular inset portrait with two actors). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunimaru ga, publisher Hagiwara(?), kiwame seal.

- Trifle/ sl. stained.

AND an anonymous(?) actor's memorial portrait (of Bandô Mitsugorô?) (doubled, closing some mainly marginal wormholes).

€ (80-100) 80
70 4720 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4720 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4720 Kunisada (1786-1865). (The actor Bando Shuka I as Meshitsukai Ohatsu in the play Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunisada ga in toshidama cartouche, publisher Izumiya Ichibei, Mera/ Watanabe censor seals and date seal (1852).

- Trifle creased; a few tiny specks.

= From a series depicting half-length actors in female roles in front of flowers.

€ (70-90)
70 4721 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4721 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4721 Kunisada (1786-1865). (The actor Ichimura sitting on the ground, smoke escaping from his heart). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Gototei Kunisada ga, publisher unread, censor seal.

- Sl. fingersoiled in lower and upper margin.

€ (40-60) 50
70 4722 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4722 Kunisada 1786 1865
70 4722 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4722 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4722 Kunisada (1786-1865). (An actor in a female role holding a stick, a nighttime landscape with a raging fire in the background). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunisada ga in toshidama cartouche, publisher Tsutaya Kichizô, double censor seals and date seal (1852/ 1853).

- Backed w. thin printed paper w. Japanese text; sm. dam. spot in upper left corner. = Part of a triptych.

Idem. (Bijin under a roof pulling on someone else's sash). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga in (yellow/ blue) toshidama cartouche, publisher Tsutaya Kichizô, date seal (1858).

- Fine copy, part of a triptych.

€ (100-150) 100
70 4723 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4723 Kunisada 1786 1865
70 4723 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4723 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4723 Kunisada (1786-1865). (Actor under flowering branches, holding a basket). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga, publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei, Muramatsu/ Yoshimura censor seals (1847/ 1848).

- Vague stain and very small part of collector's stamp in lower left corner.

Idem. (Actor standing on the deck of a ship, another actor kneeling behind him and holding a sword upright). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga w. toshidama ring, publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi, Yoshimura/ Kinugasa censor's seals (early 1849).

- Trifle spotted; sl. soiled/ stained in corners; very small part of collector's stamp in lower left corner.

€ (120-150) 120
70 4724 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4724 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4724 Kunisada (1786-1865). (The actors Ichikawa Danzo VI, Nakamura Utaemon IV and an unknown actor representing the syllable 'me'). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Toyokuni ga in toshidama cartouche, publisher Daikokuya Kinnosuke, aratame date seal (6/1856), framed.

- Small (worm)hole in lower (blank) corner, otherwise fine.

= From the series Seisho Nanatsu Iroha (The seven Variations of the Iroha), each print of which giving 7 different syllabic variants of a certain syllable.

€ (70-90)
70 4725 Kunisada II 1823 1880 70 4725 Kunisada II 1823 1880
70/4725 Kunisada II (1823-1880). (Bijin in a darkblue kimono). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunisada hitsu, publisher Daikokuya Heikichi, censor's seal.

= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.

€ (80-100) 80
70 4726 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4726 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4726 Kunisada (1786-1865). (Bijin in front of a blossoming tree). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Ichiyûsai Toyokuni ga w. toshidama ring, publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke, Hama/ Magome censor seals (1849-1853).

- Trifle/ sl. foxed; small wormhole in upper right corner.

€ (70-90) 100
70 4727 Kunisada 1786 1865 70 4727 Kunisada 1786 1865
70/4727 Kunisada (1786-1865). (A festively clad woman holding a nice fan and kneeling outside a colourful interior). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Kunisada ga w. toshidama ring, publisher Ômiya Kyûbei, Aratame date seal (±1865).

- Fine and colourful copy, probably part of a triptych.

€ (70-90) 70