4511 - 4665 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS, DRAWINGS and ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL ARTS
= Chaïkin no.40. Probably Harada Jukichi's hour of triumph, at the top of the Genbu-Gate fort.
Toshiaki (act. 1887-1900). (Japanese Second Army occupied the canon fortress at Motianling). Col. woodcut ôban triptych, signed Toshiaki, publisher unread. - AND 1 other similar triptych showing a scene from the Sino-Japanese war by GEKKO.
= Based on Asa Gray's How plants grow (1863).
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIII.
(Elderly bearded man in fine clothes). Watercolour on pith paper, 16x7 cm., ±1880. - AND 11 others similar, most of approx. the same size, i.a. (A richly clad lady in a fine kimono); (A richly clad man in a fine kimono) and (A lady with a refined headdress).
- Sm. tear in lower blank corner). = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
(Artist seated at his desk and painting a fan, his assistant holding a box with paper). Watercolour on pith paper, 16x15,5 cm. (a few unobtrusive sm. dam. spots). - AND 7 others similar and of approx. the same size, i.a. (A seated richly clad nobleman with his assistant at his side, in front of a screen) (sm. hole in top of screen); (A lady seated at her desk painting at flowers, her assistant grinding pigment standing beside her); (A servant offering her lady a plate with fruit); (A nobleman seated at a table playing a Chinese harp, a servant standing behind him) and (A seated nobleman in military dress with a warrior at his knees holding a flag. A few sm. dam. spots and cracks).
- All under passepartout.
- Incl. four (sl.) dam. watercolours; occas. sl. foxed.
= Nice series of different Chinese ships.
- Chemise sl. foxed and ties broken. Fine copy.
AND 1 other similar.
- Without the board chemise. Otherwise a fine copy.
Idem. Dichtergrüsse aus dem Osten. Japanische Dichtungen. Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1895), 3rd ed., 96,(3)p., num. col. (full-p.) ills. and orig. pict. cordbound crêped paper wr. by various artists, bound as a blockbook.
- One leaf w. tear of 7 cm. (repaired); final leaf w. stain on verso.
- All three soiled and in poor condition. = Dolls for the Hinamatsuri festival.
- Poor copy, printed without colours; soiled; w. creases and sl. frayed.
= Bestseller for amateur Go players in the Edo period.
- Sl. browned and sm. brown stains in left sheet. = Scene from the Sino-Japanese war.
AND 2 other similar triptych, i.a. showing a naval battle at Takushan (?).
- Vertical central fold.
AND 4 other similar drawings, attrib. to the same: branches with berries, flowering branch, branch with chestnuts and 2 fishes.
= Brown 562. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
- Margins sl. fingersoiled and rubbed.
= Plate no. 2 from the series depicting the Life of Yoshitsune: Nikai, Kuramayama Sōjō-ga-tani ni oite Ushiwakamaru ijin yori kenpō o manabu.
- Tipped onto mounts.
= From the series Sankai mitate zumô (Wrestling Matches between Mountains and Seas). Perhaps later impressions.
AND 2 others by the same, both later impressions.