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  • Utagawa Kunisada II
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    Utagawa Kunisada II (1823-1880)- Kawaraski Gonjuro I in the role of Nikki Danjo. Rat. From the series Gakuya junishi no uchi (Twelve Signs of the Zodiac in the Dressing Room).
    1860. Oban. Fine impression. Very good colour and condition.The print is highly unusual in showing the mechanics of the ascent of Nikki Danjo onto the theatre stage.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Iwai Hanshiro VII as Takao. From the series Mitate sanjurokkasen no uchi (An ImaginaryThirty-six Poets).
    1852. Oban. Fine impression with extensive blind-printing on deluxe paper. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $800
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Nakamura Nakazo I as Sekibei. From the series Mitate sanjurokkasen no uchi (An Imaginary Thirty-six Poets).
    1852. Fine impression on deluxe paper. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $900
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Bust Portrait of the Edo hero, Kanto Koroku. From a series showing backgrounds of unusual textile designs.
    Mid 1840ís. Oban. Izzard, Kunisadaís World, 17/3. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $1,800
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Nakamura Nakazo II as Toneri Matsuomaru. From the series Mitate sanjurokkasen no uchi (An Imaginary Thirty-six Poets).
    1852. Oban. Fine impression with overprinting on deluxe paper. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $900
  • Migita Toshihide
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    Migita Toshihide (1863-1925)- Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Soga goro. From the play Yanone.
    1893. Oban. Fine impression and colour. Album backing. Very good condition.
    $680
  • Katsukawa Shunsho
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    Katsukawa Shunsho (1726-1792)- Ichikawa Monnosuke II
    Circa 1770. Hosoban. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $2,900
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Onoe Kikugoro IV as Karukaya Doshin parting from his son, Ishidomaru (Played by Ichimura Uzaemon XIII) and Kawarasaki Gonjuro I as Yamazakiya Yogoro.
    1856. Fan print. Provenance: Paul F. Walter. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $1,900
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Onoe Baiko III as Kumagainyobo Sagami. From the series Mitate sanjurokkasen no uchi (An Imaginary Thirty-six Poets).
    1852. Oban. Fine, early impression with burnishing on deluxe paper. Fine colour and condition.
    $900
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Arashi Koroku III as Taka Moronao. From the series Mitate sanjurokkasen no uchi (An Imaginary Thirty-six Poets).
    1852. Oban. Fine impression with extensive burnishing on deluxe paper. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $900
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Bando Mitsugoro III as Shunkan sozu. From the series Mitate sanjurokkasen no uchi (An Imaginary Thirty-six Poets).
    1852. Oban. Fine impression with over-printing on deluxe paper. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $900
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Bust Portrait of the Edo hero, Benkei Tanzaemon. Otokodate Benkei Tazaemon. From a series showing backgrounds of unusual textile designs.
    Mid 1840ís. Oban. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $2,000
  • Konishi Hirosada
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    Konishi Hirosada (1819-1865)- Ichikawa Ebizo V as Ikyu. From the play Sukeroku Yukari no Edowakura
    1848. Chuban. Fine, early impression with extensive blind-printing. Fine colour. Pristine condition. Unusually, the print was never in an album and is thus untrimmed and unbacked.
    $500
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    Konishi Hirosada (1819-1865)- Onoe Kikugoro III as the Ascetic Priest Nakasaina and Ichikawa Ebizo V as Nippon Daemon. From the play Totaikeki shirashi banashi.
    1848. Chuban diptych. Keyes, Hirosada: Osaka Printmaker, no. 21b. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $800.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Bando Shuka I as Shirai Gonpachi Reading a Letter by the Light of a Lantern. From the series Mitate gonin otoko, go-hiiki no omoizashi (A Parody of the Five Chivalrous Commoners; a Cup of Sake From Their Fans).
    1852. Fan print. 23.3 x 29.7cm. Fine impression with strong woodgrain. Fine colour and condition. According to Paul Griffith, the term omoizashi refers to the act of pouring a cup of sake for one's chosen partner, here giving an impression of intimacy and affection between famous actors and their patrons.
    $3,500
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Hanakawado Sukeroku. From the play Sukeroku kuruwa no hanamidoki.
    1850. Fan print. 23 x 30cm. Fine impression, colour and condition.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Onoe Baiko (Jitsukawa Enjaku I) as Tsuchiya Jiemon. From the series Imayo oshie kagami (A Mirror of Fashionable Reflections).
    1860. Oban. Extremely fine, early impression on thick, deluxe paper. Fine colour and condition.
    $1,280
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    Konishi Hirosada (1819-1865)- Kataoka Gado II as Tamiya Gempachi and Nakamura Gizaemon as Horiguchi Gentazaemon
    1849. Chuban diptych. Keyes, Hirosada, Osaka Printmaker, no. 16. Fine impression with metallic printing. Fine colour. Album backing. Slight restored wormage. Very good condition.
    $680
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    Hasegawa Sadanobu (1809-1879)- Jitsukawa Ensaburo I as Mashiba Hitsatsugu, Ichikawa Ebizo V as Ishida no Tsubone and Mimasu Daigoro IV Kobayakawa Takakage
    1849. Chuban triptych. Fine impression with extensive metallic printing and embossing. Very good colour and condition. Album backing.
    $800
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Sawamura Chojuro V as Inanoya Hanbei and Bando Shuka I as Katsumi anee Ochiyo
    From the play Meiyo jinzeiroku performed at the Ichimura-za in 1852. Oban diptych. Fine, early impression. Brilliant unfaded colour. Pristine condition.
    $1,280
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Kawarasaki Gonjuro I as the Thief Obo Kichisa Emerging from the Rice Bale Where He Has Been Hiding
    From the play Sannin Kichisa kuruwa no hatsugai performed at the Ichimura-za in 1860. Fine impression of the deluxe edition with over-printing and mica sizing on heavy paper. Brilliant colur. Very good condition.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Bando Mitsugoro VI as Momonoi Wakasanosuke and Morita Kanya XI as Kakogawa Honzo. A scene from Act II of the play Kanadehon Chushingura
    1857. Oban. Fine early impression with strong wood grain and burnishing on deluxe paper. Fine colour and condition.
    $600
  • Migita Toshihide
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    Migita Toshihide (1863-1925)- Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Yasuna
    1893. Oban. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $450
  • Toyohara Kunichika
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    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)- Ichikawa Sadanji as Miuranosuke Yoshimura
    1894. Fine, early impression with the background extensively embossed. Fine colour and condition.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Kagekiyo. From the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi (The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road)
    1852. Oban. Fine impression, colour and condition.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Ichizo. From the series Imayo oshie kagami (A Mirror of Fashionable Pictures)
    1859. Oban. Extremely fine, early impression on thick, deluxe paper. Brilliant colour. Fine condition.
    $1,280
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Ichizo III. From the series Imayo oshie kagami (A Mirror of Fashionable Pictures)
    1859. Oban. Extremely fine, early impression on thick, deluxe paper. Fine colour and condition.
    $1,280
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Yamazaki Yoshibei. From the series Imayo oshie kagami (A Mirror of Fashionable Pictures)
    1859. Oban. Extremely fine, early impression on thick, deluxe paper. Fine colour and condition.
    $1,280
  • Toyohara Kunichika
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    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)- Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Yamanoue Gennaizaemon wrestling with an elephant. Zohiki. From the series Ichikawa Danjuro engei hyakuban (A Hundred Performances by Ichikawa Danjuro)
    1893. Oban. Fine, early impression of the delux edition on thick, heavy paper with extensive metallic printing and mica. Fine colour. Fine condition with extremely large margins.
    $580
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    Konishi Hirosada (1819-1865)- Ichikawa Ebizo V as Ono no Imoko and Jitsukawa Ensaburo as Hata no Kawakatsu. From the play Shitennoji Garan Kagami
    1849. Chuban diptych. Fine impression with extensive embossing. Very good colour and condition. Album backing.
    $680
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    Katsukawa Shunsho (1726-1792)- Nakamura Tomijuro I performing Sanboso. From the play Kyo Osaka Edo Sanganotsu Kaomise Mitate
    1775. Hosoban. 31.2 x 14.3cm. Fine impression. Very good colour and condition. The right-hand sheet of a diptych, whose left-hand sheet of a diptych, whose left-hand sheet shows Yoshizawa Iroha I as Senzai. An impression of the complete diptych is in Boston. This particular scene represents a theatrical presentation demonstrating Kaomise performances in Kyoto, from the three cities of Kyoto, Osaka and Edo.
    $2,800
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    Natori Shunsen (1886-1960)- Ichikawa Sadanji as Naru Kami
    Circa 1927. Oban. Fine impression with extensive blind-printing. Fine colour and condition.
    $1,680
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Onoe Kikugoro III as Omatsuri Sashichi. From an untitled set of large-head actor portraits reflected in mirrors
    Early 1830ís. Oban. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $800
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