Beauties
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Beauty Putting Out a Floor Lamp. From the series Tsuki no kage shinobiau yo (Secret Meetings by Moonlight).
    Circa 1836-8. Oban. 38.9 x 26.1cm. Kunisada's World 73/1 (this impression). Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $3,900
  • Utagawa Toyokuni
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    Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)- A Woman Seated with a Fan. Shinpan Hanasaki Jijii jo (New edition of the Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom, Part I).
    Circa 1795. Chuban. 25.4 x 18.8cm. Two other impressions are recorded - one in Boston (ex Spaulding) and the other ex Stociet (Sothebys, London, 2004, lot 331).
    $3,000
  • Utagawa Toyokuni
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    Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)- A Woman Dressing
    From the series Tosei asuma fuzoku (Modern Fashions From the East). Circa 1818. Oban. 39.2 x 26.5cm. Fine impression, colour and condition. A similar print by Toyokuni dated to the late Bunka period, from the series Tosei kotoba no hana, is illustrated in Bunka-Bunsei bijin fuzoku ukiyo-e shu (plate 6).
    $2,500
  • Hosoda Eishi
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    Hosoda Eishi (1756-1829)- Kasugano of the Ogiya Attended by Kocho and Wakaba
    Circa 1793. Aiban. 31.6 x 22.4cm. Fine impression, colour and condition. What appears to be another print from this untitled series is illustrated in Brandt, 169, no. 133.
    $3,900
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Woman Holding a Straw Hat and a Samisen
    Circa 1830. Vertical oban diptych. 72.5 x 24.6cm. Fine impression. Very good colour and condition.
    $4,200
  • Keisai Eisen
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    Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)- No.4: Kanagawa Inns
    (Kanagawa shuku). From the series "commonly known" as Bijin Tokaido (Beauties on the Stations of Tokaido Road). Circa 1842. Oban. 37.4x25.5cm. Fine impression with strong woodgrain. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $1,900
  • Toyohara Kunichika
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    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)- A Woman Applying Make-up
    From the series Adesugata kesho jiman (Pride of Beauties Applying Cosmetics). 1866. Oban. 37.2 x 25.1cm. Fine impression, colour and condition. An extra block is unusually printed in gofun for the application of make-up on the woman's neck.
    $900
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Beauty Holding a Porcelain Incense Burner (Sumiyoshi Settsu (Sumiyoshi Shrine in Settsu Province)).
    1832-34. From the series Honcho fukei bijinkurabe (A ompetition of Beauties and Celebrated Views of Japan). Oban. 38.9 x 26.6 cm. Izzard, Kunisada’s World, 64-1. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $1,800
  • Toyohara Kunichika
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    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)- Evening View of Beauties at Nihonbashi (Nihonbashi bijin no yukei).
    1863. Oban triptych. 37.8 x 77.9 cm. Kunichika yakusha kagami (Riccar Art Museum, 1981), no. 24. Fine impression, colour and condition. This triptych shows three types of women; a geisha, a city girl, and a married woman.
    $3,700
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Akasaka. From the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi (The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road).
    Ca. 1838-42. Chuban. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $500.
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Three Beauties at Hirakawa Ryotei. Edo meisho: Tsukiji Namiyoke (Views of Edo: Night View of Namiyoke Inari Shrine in Tsukiji).
    1864. Oban triptych. Very good impression, colour and condition.
    $2,500
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Beauty Tying the Sash of Her Kimono. From the series Ryuko rokkasen (A Fashionable Selection of Six Flowers)
    Ca. 1840. Oban. Fine impression and colour. Printer’s crease. Very good condition.
    $1,280
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Woman Preparing to Sharpen a Blade. Yondan-me (Act Four). From the series E-kyodai Chushingura (Brother Pictures From Chushingura).
    Ca. 1830s. Oban 39.3 x 26.4 cm. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $1,680.
  • Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
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    Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)- Prince Genji with Attendants by the Sea.
    Ca. 1850. Oban triptych. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $2,800
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Spring (Haru). From the series Yasa sugata asuma no utsushi-e (Copied Pictures of Graceful Eastern Figures)
    1849-1851. Oban triptych. Marks, Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints, no. 10, page 77. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $1,200
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Yagenbori from the series Edo meisho hyakunin bijo (One Hundred Famous Places and Beauties of Edo).
    1858. Oban. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $850
  • Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
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    Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)- Tomoe-gozen, the Mistress of Kiso Yoshinaka, Holding a Helmet.
    Ca. 1843. From the series Kenyu fujo kagami (Mirror of Women of Wisdom and Courage). Oban. 37.6 x 25.6 cm. Provenance: S. Tuke; B. W. Robinson. Fine, early impression with strong woodgrain. Brilliant colour. Fine condition. Though this print comes from Robinson’s own collection, it is not recorded with the other prints from this series in his 1982 monograph on Kuniyoshi’s warrior prints. Nor was it included in the privately published supplement distributed by Professor Arthur Miller in 1996.
    $1,900
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Woman Seated next to a Shamisen Box
    Sweets from Fukagawa (Fukagawa no kashi). From the series Tosei teikin orai (Contemporary Models for Correspondence). Circa 1830. Oban. 38.7 x 26.6cm. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition.
    $2,800
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
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    Toyohara Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)- Beauties Viewing Plum Blossoms (Bijin kanbai no zu)
    1897. Oban triptych. Fine impression with over-printing on the moon. Fine colour and condition.
    $900
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)- Looking Cool: The Appearance of a Geisha in the Fifth or Sixth Year of Meji (Suzushiso: Meiji go-roku nen irai geiga no fuzoku). From the series Fuzoku sanjuniso. (Thirty-two Aspects of Customs and Manners).
    1888. Oban. 37.4 x 25.4cm. Keyes 503-20, Stevenson 24, Keyes, The Bizarre Imagery of Yoshitoshi, no.40. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $2,500
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Lady Kesa, Wife of Watanabe Wataru (Watanabe Wataru no tsuma, Kesa Gozen)
    1840s. Oban. Fine impression with wood grain. Fine colour and condition.
    $1,200
  • Keisai Eisen
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    Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)- A Young Woman Seated with a Travelling Straw Hat. Fujisawa Number 7. From the series commonly known as Bijin Tokaido (Beauties on Stations of the Tokaido Road).
    Circa 1842. Oban. 37.9 x 25.8cm. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $2,200
  • Keisai Eisen
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    Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)- A Young Woman Seated with a View of Fuji in the Distance. Mitsuke. Number 29. From the series commonly known as Bijin Tokaido (Beauties on Stations of the Tokaido Road)
    Circa 1842. Oban. 38 x 25.8cm. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $2,800
  • Keisai Eisen
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    Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)- A Young Woman with an Umbrella. Hamamatsu. Number 20. From the series commonly known as Bijin Tokaido (Beauties on Stations of the Tokaido Road
    Circa 1842. Oban. 37.4 x 25.4cm. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $2,500
  • Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
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    Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)- Terute-hime Pulling the Cart on Which Her Crippled Husband Rode. From the series Kenjo reppuden (Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives)
    Early 1840’s. Oban. Robinson S20-22. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $1200
  • Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
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    Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)- A Woman Cleaning Her Teeth. Ishibe. From the series Tokaido gojusan tsui (Fifty-three Parallels for the Tokaido Road)
    Circa 1845-6. Oban. Robinson S44-53. Fine impression and colour. Narrow bottom margin, otherwise fine condition.
    $850
  • Kikugawa Eizan
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    Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1867)- A Beauty Holding a Robe For the Actor Iwai Hanshiro V. Matsumoto no yau (Night Rain at Matsumoto). From the series Edo sunago koguya hakkei (Eight Views of Incense Makers in Edo)
    1806. Oban. 39.1 x 27cm. UTS/10/313. Fine impression with brilliant colour. Very good condition. An unusually fine print by the young Eizan.
    $6,800
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
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    Toyohara Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)- A Woman Holding a Fan. From the series Shin bijin (True Beauties)
    1897. Oban. Fine, early impression with blind printing in the fan. Fine colour and condition.
    $500
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
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    Toyohara Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)- A Fashionable Meiji Beauty. From the series Shin bijin (True Beauties).
    1897. Fine, early impression. Fine colour and condition.
    $500
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Standing Beauty
    Original drawing in sumi-e. Very good condition.
    $900.
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- At the Pass (Sekiya). Chapter 16. From the series Genji goshu yojo (Lasting Impressions of a Tale of Genji)
    1858. Oban diptych. Fine impression, colour and condition. Genji’s World, no. 120.
    $900
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Beauties Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Night
    Circa 1850. Oban triptych. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $1,900
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