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  • Toyohara Kunichika
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    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)- Sawamura Tossho II, Nakamura Kikan IV and Onoe Kikugoro V Enjoying Fireworks at the Ryogoku Bridge. Yusuzumi hanabi no nigiwai.
    1871. Oban triptych. 37.1 x 74.4cm. Fine impression with extensive mica on the fan. Fine colour and condition.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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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.
    $3,500
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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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
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Suketakaya Takasuke II as Karaki Masaemon. From an untitled series of actor prints.
    1863. Oban. 36.6 x 24.1cm. Fine impression and colour. Narrow margins at bottom, otherwise fine condition. According to Paul Griffith, this character, an expert swordsman, is associated with the famous revenge play Igagoe Dochu Sugoroku
    $3,900
  • Utagawa Toyokuni
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    Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)- Sawamura Sojuro III as Demura Shinbei and Ichikawa Yaozo III as Tamaya Shinbei.
    From the play Tomigaoka koi no yamabiraki. Oban. 38.1 x 25.5 cm. Shibai nishiki-e shusei (Tokyo, 1919) no. 242. Fine impression and colour. A number of small, restored wormholes, otherwise very good condition. The extensive oxidation on the face and hands of Yaozo III heightens the tension and drama of the scene.
  • Utagawa Kunimasa
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    Utagawa Kunimasa (1773-1810)- Bando Mitsugoro as Soga Suketsune and Osagawa Tsuneyo as Tamaya Shinbei
    Circa 1798. Oban. Fine impression. Very good colour and condition. Extremely rare, like all of the artistís prints
  • Utagawa Toyokuni
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    Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)- Segawa Kikunojo III and Bando Mitsugoro II.
    Ca. 1798. Oban. 39.1 x 26.4 cm. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition.
  • Katsukawa Shunsho
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    Katsukawa Shunsho (1726-1792)- Nakamura Juzo II
    1774. Hosoban. 32 x 15.1 cm. The Theatrical Prints of the Katsukawa Masters, Riccar Art Museum, Tokyo, 1992, no. 22 (this impression). Fine impression. Very good colour and condition.
    $2,800
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Ichizo III as Orochimaru. From the series Toyokuni manga Zue (Youokuni's Sketches)
    1859. Oban. 39.1 x 26.8cm. Extremely fine, early impression with blind-printing on thick, deluxe paper. Fine colour and condition.
  • Utagawa Toyokuni
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    Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)- Ichikawa Danzo IV as Nagasaki Kageyuzaemon and Bando Hikosaburo III as Hata Rokurozaemon. 1798
    From the play Taiheiki mitsugi no funauta. Oban. 37.3 x 25.2 cm. Shibai nishiki-e shunsei, Tokyo, 1919, no. 253. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Watonai and Ichikawa Ebizo V as the Chinese General Goshogun Kanki. From the play Kokusenya kasen.
    1850. Fan print. Fine impression, colour and condition.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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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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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Nakamura Shikan IV as Taro. 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.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ishikawa Goemon. From the series Toyokuni manga zue (Toyokuni's Sketches).
    1860. Oban. 36.6 x 24.6 cm. Extremely fine, early impression with strong wood-grain on delux paper. Brilliant colour. Very good condition.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Danjuro VI as Otokonosuke. From the series Mitate sanjurokkasen no uchi (An Imaginary Thirty-six Poets).
    1852. Oban. 36.9 x 25.1 cm. Extremely fine, early impression with strong wood-grain and over-printing on deluxe paper. Fine colour and condition.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichimura Kakitsu as Shiratakino Sakichi. From the series Rien kyokaku-den (Story of a Chivalrous Man in the Theatrical World)
    1863. Oban. Fine, early impression of the deluxe edition on thick, heavy paper. Fine colour. Very good condition.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Kawarazaki Gonjuro. From the series Rien kyokaku-den (Story of a Chivalrous Man in the Theatrical World)
    1863. Oban. Fine, early impression of the deluxe edition with splashed gofun on thick, heavy paper. Fine colour. Very good condition.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Tokijiro and Bando Shuka I as Urazato. From the series Mitate sanjurokkasen no uchi (An Imaginary Thirty-six Poets)
    1852. Oban diptych. Extremely fine, early impression with splashed gofun, over-printing and woodgrain. Fine colour and condition.
  • Konishi Hirosada
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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
  • Konishi Hirosada
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    Konishi Hirosada (1819-1865)- Mimasu Daigoro IV as Umako Daijin, Ichikawa Ebizo V as Umaya Daijin, and Jitsukawa Ensaburo as Prince Shotoku
    1849. Chuban triptych. Keyes, Hirosada, Osaka Printmaker, no. 14. Fine impression with metallic printing. Very good colour and condition.
  • Hasegawa Sadanobu
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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
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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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
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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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.
    $1,280
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Bando Shuka I as Shiraito of the Hashimoto-ya. From the play, Sumidagawa tsui no Kagamon
    1852. Fan print. Fine, early impression with strong woodgrain. Brilliant colour. Fine condition.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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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.
    $1,280
  • Katsukawa Shuncho
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    Katsukawa Shuncho (Active late 1770s-late 1790s)- Ichikawa Danjuro V Holding a Lantern
    1770s. Hosoban. 32.5 x 14.8cm. Fine impression and colour. A few expertly restored wormholes, otherwise fine condition.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Iwai Kumesaburo II (?). Chapter 8. Hana-no-en. From the series Edo Murasaki gojuyon jo (The Fifty-four Chapters of Edo Purple)
    1852. Oban. Extremely fine, early impression with strong woodgrain, blind-printing and extensive burnishing on thick deluxe paper. Brilliant colour. Pristine condition.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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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.
    $800
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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
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)- Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Benkei in Kanjincho. From the series Kinsei jimbutsushi (Lives of Modern People)
    1887. Oban. Keyes 488-9. Fine impression with embossing. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $680
  • 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
  • Konishi Hirosada
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    Konishi Hirosada (1819-1865)- Nakayama Nanshi II as Agemakidayu, Ichikawa Ebizo V as Ikiu, and Kataoka Gado II as Sukeroku. From the play Sukeroku Yukarino Edozakura
    Circa 1848. Chuban triptych. Fine impression with embossing. Fine colour. Very good condition. Album backing.
  • Konishi Hirosada
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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
  • Konishi Hirosada
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    Konishi Hirosada (1819-1865)- Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kurofune Chuemon and Kataoka Ichizo I as Gokumon Shobei. From the play Dojima Sukui no Tatehiki
    1850. Chuban diptych. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition. Album backing.
    $680
  • Katsukawa Shunsho
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    Katsukawa Shunsho (1726-1792)- Onoe Matsusuke I
    Circa 1780. Hosoban. 31.6 x 14.7cm. Fine impression. Very good colour and condition.
  • Katsukawa Shunsho
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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
  • Utagawa Sadamasu
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    Utagawa Sadamasu (Active1834-1852)- Jitsukawa Ensaburo Making Up
    Circa 1841. Oban. 37.4 x 25.8cm. Schwaab 192. Fine impression, colour and condition.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Omezo I as Umeomaru. From the series Tose oshi-e hagiota atarikyogen no uchi (Popular Performance: Contemporary Pressed-cloth Battledores)
    Circa 1823. Oban. 38.4 x 25.5cm. Fine impression and colour. Restored wormage, otherwise very good condition.
  • Natori Shunsen
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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
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- An Interior Perspective View of the Nakamura-za Theatre During a Shibaraku Performance
    1858. Oban triptych. Very good impression, colour and condition. Kabuki. Nos. 666/667/672.
  • Utagawa Toyokuni
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    Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)- Bando Mitsugoro III in the role of Yamauba. From the play Seiwa Genji Nidai no Yumitori
    1805. Aiban. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition. Unidentified collectorís seal on verso. According to Paul Griffith, this is the oukiri (concluding dance) from the above play and its title is Haha Sodachi Yuki no Uguisu.
    $1,100
  • Gigado Ashiyuki
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    Gigado Ashiyuki (Active circa 1814-1835)- Arashi Kitsusaburo II. From the play Naka no Fuki no Uro
    Circa 1826. Fine impression with metallic printing. Fine colour. Very good condition. Provenance: Renata Beck.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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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
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Nakamura Matsue II. From the play Kanadehon Chushingura
    1816. Oban. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition. Extremely rare.
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