Japanese Woodblock Print - Samurai - Meiji
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1342226 (stock #b7477)

A Japanese Osaka Woodblock Diptych Print by Hirosada 1850s. Edo Period

14 1/2 x 10 ins. (37.2 x 25.4 cms) This rather amusing design by the late Osaka master, Hirosada, shows a heavily clad man riding an oxen while reading a book. In the background is a sea or lake shore featuring the pyramid shaped drying nets. As is usually the case with Osaka productions the printing is of superlative quality with the use of embossing and metallic pigments...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1342225 (stock #b7468)

A Large Japanese Woodblock Print of Ebisu. Meiji Period (1868-1912)

19 3/8 x 13 ins. (49.3 x 33 cms) This very large and amusing print shows a mask of Ebisu, the god of fishermen, one of the seven gods of good luck, together with a fish. Behind the mask is a woven bamboo creel with the tail of another fish protruding...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1342223 (stock #b7476)

Japanese Woodblock Print Shunga Album Attrib. Tomioka Eisen

Size of prints opened 12 x 8 3/4 ins. (35 x 22.3 cms) This folding album (gajo) of 12 designs has brocade silk covers. The designs are attributed to Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905) but printed later, probably Taisho Period 1912-1926 or early Showa. The printing is very fine with very fine control of the bokashi (shading). The album is in almost mint condition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1342222 (stock #b7469)
A Japanese Woodblock Fan Print By Kawanabe Kyosai. 1870s.  11 3/8 x 8 3/4 ins. (28.8 x 22.2 cms). The design shows a woman reclining with smoking utensils on the floor beside her. She is blowing out a jet of smoke watched with amazement by the child beside her. In the background is an open two fold screen behind which are writing implements and an envelope. On the woman's right side is a neck pillow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1341802
Meiji Bijutsu
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A very fine woodblock print by Torii Kiyomasu I, a painter and printer born at the end of the 17th century (dates uncertain) and active between 1696-1716 (according to most sources).

This well known print, and one of the best of the genre, represents the actor Nakamura Senya playing the role of Tokonatsu in the Kabuki play “The Legacy of the Three-Comma Family Crest Revealed”, c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1341721
Japanese framed woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) of an Oban Tate-E size and format (common sizing / vertically printed), from the series Gujusan Tsugi Meisho Zue. Signature and seal in bottom left with calligraphy seals. Imagery of far off boats heading into shore.

Size: (entire frame) 16.75" L x 20.75" H (artwork only) 9.5" L x 15" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1341715
Japanese framed woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) of an Oban Tate-E size and format (common sizing / vertically printed), from the series Gujusan Tsugi Meisho Zue. Signature and seal in bottom left with calligraphy seals. Bright coloration in blue tones.

Size: (entire frame) 16.75" L x 20.75" H (artwork only) 9.5" L x 15" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1341665
An Unusual framed Five Plate series of woodblock prints creating a large image (called a pentaptych). Original piece by one of the most famous Ukiyo-e woodblock artists, Utagawa Kunisada / Toyokuni III (1786-1865), with depiction of a large scene of men paddling boats with geishas and courtesans across a wide body of water to a far-off island. Calligraphy seals and signatures appear consistently throughout the image. Mounted in a large glass frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1340063 (stock #J372)
Two woodblock printed books of gesaku (popular story). Both have beautiful woodblock print covers. Right: "Kyokaku-den" author: Rakutei Saiba (1799~1858) published in Kaei 7 (1855) Kyokaku was a man who had a spirit of chivalry and "weakened the strong and helped the weaks" Left: "Shiranui-monogatari" author: Ryukatei Tanekazu (1807~1858). Published in Ansei 5 (1858) Toyokuni is an painter for woodblock prints for both books and there is a stamp of Kunisada in the left one...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1338213 (stock #b7450)

Unrecorded Japanese Woodblock Uchiwa Fan Print by Shunei. Ex. Vever Coll

10 x 9 ins. (25.4 x 22.8 cms) Uchiwa (fixed fan) prints are some of the most rare example of Ukiyo-e, if they were mounted as fans they almost certainly would not have survived until the 21st. century. So the rare survivors would usually have been preserved by Japanese collectors, often, as in the case of the present example, as part of albums...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1337889
Rare Japanese Edo period woodblock printed pillar print mounted as a hanging scroll by Haruji (active 1760-1770) illustrated and described on page 136 (plate 250) of “The Japanese Pillar Print Hashira-e” by Jacob Pins as “Kamaya Buhei seated in the opening of a shoji. Behind the shadow of a courtesan is seen whose arm and part of a samisen is visible. Below, on an engawa, Oshichi is standing with the temple page Kichiza kneeling beside her.” Circa 1771. Print: 26 ½”V x 6 3/8”H (...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #1336548 (stock #JHchilWoodbl)
A framed Japanese woodblock print of children playing by ukiyo-e artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) . Oban size print, it is in very good antique condition consistent with age. Dates late Edo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1335587
Antique Japanese framed woodblock print of the Sumida River, with waterfowl and boats, in a circular panel over a red background with clouds and overhead text. This print is of the Surimono subgenre, meaning they were produced in very small numbers for private circles and thus are much rarer to come across. Professionally framed. Signature of artist Hayashi Tei, 19th century Edo Period (1615-1912). Size: (entire frame) 16.5" H x 15.75" W (artwork only) 8.5" H x 7.5" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1335582
Antique Japanese woodblock print in the Surimono subcategory of woodblocks, meaning they were produced in very small numbers for private circles and thus are much rarer to come across. Depicted is a court woman in elaborate dress, who appears to be sewing or tying the fabric in her hands, and a small window of text behind her. The print has been professionally set in a lacquered wooden frame. Original Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: (entire frame) 14.75" H x 13.5" W (artwork only) 8.75" H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1325884 (stock #111432)
Far East, Japan, Edo period, mid-19th century CE. Three fine Japanese woodblock prints of the ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) style of the Edo period. This period is known for marvelous woodblock prints of female beauties, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, and courtesans of the infamous pleasure districts. In time the repertoire expanded to include romantic landscapes, flora and fauna, and dramatic historical events. Each of the examples featured in this lot presents the characteristic ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1325880 (stock #111183)
Far East, Japan, Edo period, mid-19th century CE. Three fine Japanese woodblock prints of the ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) style, including examples attributed to Utagawa school as well as the Tale of Genji written by the famous lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu. This classic work of Japanese literature, written in the 11th century, paints a wonderful portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan and is widely touted to be the world's first novel. The story tells of the passionate prin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1324326
Beautiful print of a Japanese sea perch and a red bream (kaneme-tai) with a shiso plant. Both fishes have a shiny surface. The poem is by Atsugaki. Size: 36 x 26 cm. By Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Centrefold. Published circa 1840. Good impression, color and condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1321969 (stock #TAK)
This is a beautiful and rare original antique Japanese Polychrome Woodblock Print "Itsutomi" Ukiyo-e by Utagawa Toyokumi dated 1793 or 1795, Edo Period, depicting a beautifully dressed and elegant Lady with her Shamisen instrument on the floor. Calligraphy markings/seal. Overall in very good condition with very small inconsequential tear on the outside (right frame, see photo). Size: 15.5" x 10.25" (39.5 cm. x 26.5 cm)