Warriors
  • Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
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    Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)- Mongaku Shonin Doing Penance Under the Waterfall. Sembu (Not a Very Lucky Day). From the series Rokuyosei Kuniyoshi jiman (Six Conditions of Nature, Kuniyoshi’s Pride)
    1860. Oban. 37.3 x 25.7 cm. Robinson S 93-4, fig. 29; Suzuki (1992) 212; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts, plate 104. Fine impression with splashed gofun. Restored wormhole. Otherwise, fine condition. Untrimmed impressions of this very dramatic design are rare.
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    Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)- Loyal Retainer Tomimori Suke'emon Masakata
    From the series Seichu gishi den (Biographies of Loyal and Righteous Samurai). 1847. Oban. 37.6 x 25.6cm. Robinson S54-27, Weinberg, no. 127, Heroes & Ghosts, no. 67, Clark, Kuniyoshi, no. 44. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $1,100
  • Yamazaki Toshinobu
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    Yamazaki Toshinobu (1857-1886)- Mongaku Shonin Doing Penance Under the Waterfall. From the series Nihon ryakushi-zu (A Simplified Picture of Japanese History)
    1879. Oban. Fine impression with splashed gofun. Fine colour and condition.
    $800
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Repelling of the Mongol Pirate Ships (Moko zokusen Taiji no zu).
    1863. Oban triptych. 36.3 x 76.5 cm. KKM (1991) 2. Fine impression with splashed gofun for the waves. Fine colour. Very good condition. For an interesting discussion of this print see Tim Clark, Kyosai: Demon of Paintings, British Museum, London, 1993, page 117.
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    Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)- Mitono Kotaro Tamehisa and Kazama Hachiro Masakuni Shining Dark Lanterns Upwards. From the series Oguri juyushi no ichinin (The Ten Brave Retainers of Oguri, One by One).
    Ca. 1843. Chuban diptych. Robinson S26-7/8. Provenance: B.W. Robinson. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition.
    $950 - Reserved
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)- Kobayakawa Takakage Debating with the Tengu of Mount Hiko. From the series Shingata sanjurokkaisen (New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts).
    1892. Oban. Keyes 509-29, Stevenson 29. Fine impression of the first edition. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $1,200.
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Okuda Sademon Yukitaka Slashing at a Box for the Shell Game. From the series Genroku yamato nishiki (Japanese Brocades from the Genroku Period).
    1886. Oban. Fine impression with extensive burnishing. Fine colour and condition.
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)- Hino Kumawakamaru and the Priest Calling Back the Boat. From the series Yoshitoshi mushaburui (Yoshitoshi’s Warriors Trembling with Courage).
    1885. Oban. Keyes 460-14. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition.
    $800
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    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)- Kintaro Seizes the Giant Carp (Kintaro rigyo o toru).
    1885. Vertical oban diptych. 74 x 27.8 cm. Keyes 473. Provenance: Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878-1973), a pupil of Yoshitoshi. Fine, early impression with gum applied to the eyes of Kintaro and the carp. Fine colour and condition. Both sheets joined.
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    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)- Kon Sosho Facing a Dragon on a Rocky Promontory Over the Sea. From the series Wakan hyaku monogatari (One Hundred Ghost Stories of China and Japan).
    1865. Oban. Keyes 134.25. Fine, early impression on deluxe paper with over-printing on the dragon. Fine colour. Slight rubbing in the margins. Very good condition.
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)- Notonokami Noritsune Fighting on a Ship’s Prow with Kuro Hangan Yoshitsune. From the series Yoshitoshi musha burui (Yoshitoshi’s Courageous Warriors)
    1886. Oban. Keyes 460-33. Fine impression, colour and condition. A few printer’s creases in top margin.
    $800
  • Migita Toshihide
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    Migita Toshihide (1863-1925)- Minamoto no Tametomo of Herculean Strength Hunting Down His Enemies. An original preparatory drawing for an oban triptych.
    Circa 1890s. 36.1 x 79.6cm.
    $3,900
  • Taguchi Beisaku
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    Taguchi Beisaku (1864-1903)- Bizarre Manchurian Horseman Spy on the Japanese Camp Near Sauhoku
    1895. Oban triptych. Fine impression, colour and condition. Tamba 267, Philadelphia 40.
    $800
  • Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
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    Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)- Sasaki Takatsuna. From the series Meiko byaku yu den (Stories of a Hundred Heroes of High Renown)
    Circa 1843-4. Oban. Robinson S31-16. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $800
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    Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)- Fuwa Bansaku Having Just Struck off the Head of a Stone Lion with His Bare Fist. From the series Honcho kendo ryaku den (Abridged Stories of Our Country’s Swordsmanship)
    Circa 1845-6. Oban. Robinson S37-3. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $800
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    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)- Madara no Ushizo. From the series Kinsei kyogiden (Biographies of Fine Modern Men)
    1865. Oban. Keyes 147-16. Fine impression with strong woodgrain. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $680
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