5137 - 5257 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS, DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL ARTS
- A few (strengthened) thin spots and some soiling in the sky area.
AND 5 others, mostly defective, i.a. KUNISADA, (A crouching actor) (col. woodcut ôban, signed Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga. Part of a triptych) and IDEM, (A kneeling actor with his sword on the floor beside him) (monochr. woodcut, signed ô ju Kunisada ga. Upper left corner wormholed; tipped onto mount at top margin). - ADDED: a Chinese watercolour on silk (damaged).
- A few trifle soiled spots.
= A Dutch man meeting a courtisan; View on a staircase in a brothel of Iwahisa in Yokohama; Brothel in springtime; Courtisan catching a joker; Preparing food; Street scenes with Europeans; A house; Europeans in front of a house.
- Binding cord partly loose; first and last p. sl. foxed.
= A later copy of the print from the series Fugaku sanjûrokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji).
- Vertical central fold; sl. fingersoiled; doubled w. thin Japanese.
= From the series Hyakunin Isshu Uba Ga Etoki (One Hundred Poems Explained By The Nurse).
- All doubled, closing some wormholes.
- Small spot in left of centre; mounted on board along margins.
- Mounted along margins on board.
= Probably part of a diptych or triptych.
AND 2 others, both worn, by HIROSHIGE and KUNISADA (showing an actor holding a print with an actor).
= Exceptionally large drawing.
= Intstruction book for drawing crests (mon) on textiles and clothing with many samples of various crests and signs.
- Most plates sl. frayed; occas. sl. foxed.
- Heavily wormholed.
= Illlegally published account of the natural disasters (storm and flood) that struck Japan in August 1856.
= From the series: Keinen kachô gafu (Keinen's Drawing Book of Flowers and Birds).
= Part of a diptypch.
= Both from the series Japanese scenes on Tanzaku. Hasegawa/ Nishinomiya catalog 1560 and 1552 (referable on internet via shotei.com). The tanzaku or "pillar prints" are vertical prints which which were hung on the narrow pillars in Japanese houses. Artists like Shoda Kohô have produced a wide variety of wonderful designs in this format. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVIII.