Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting the actor Nakamura Shikan in a dramatic scene with a knife clenched between his teeth and his arm penetrating a Japanese paper folding screen. The date seal (4th month of 1861) and the signature of the artist (signed "Toyokuni ga" in a red cartouche with yellow snow) are at the bottom left portion of the image. The seal of the publisher Moriya Jihei is at the lower right...
This is an interesting framed print by Toyukuni III of a two women in very fine kimonos watching a man, probably a servant, gather saucers that are floating down in a shallow stream. Twenty five years ago when I acquired the print I seem to recall a story that explains this scene. As I recall it, once a year a Daimyo in the large castle at the rear upper left of the scene would send small gifts downstream in floating saucers. The people downstream would then gather them up and take them home...
An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797–1858), from the series "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers - Tale of the 47 Ronin" (Chûshingura) in horizontal oban size. Depicting hunters returning after bringing the body of the murdered Yoichibei to his cottage. Signed "Hiroshige ga", published around 1836 by Izumiya Ichibei and censor's seal: kiwame...
great Yoshitoshi woodblock print from the series Sagas of beauty and Bravery depicting Takagi Toranosuke Tadakatsu slaying a demon in a cave of Hakone montain
perfect condition, beautiful colors
published by Omiya Kyujiro
japanese woodblock print of Yoshitoshi
dated august 1865
very scary,good condition,some small holes hidden with paper,title unknowed
Yoshitoshi woodblock print depicting Takagi Umaosuke haunted by huge ghost head in a temple (1867) from the series 108 heroes of the Suikoden
3 small holes(see pic)tear on right side,nice colors H:9.75"(25cm) W:7.25"(18.5cm)
TOYONOBU UTAGAWA (1859-1896), Ninja Attack, Hideyoshi's Retainers, 1883. Publisher: Hara Taneaki(?). Good condition/colors. Size: 35.5 cm. x 47 cm. (14" x 18.5")
TOYONOBU UTAGAWA (1859-1896), Invasion of Shikoku, Woodblock printed in 1883 from Shinsen Taikoki, new biography of the Taiko (Toyotomi Hideyoshi). Publisher: Matsuki Heikishi (?). Good condition/colors. Size: 35,5 cm. x 47 cm. (14" x 18.5")
TOYONOBU UTAAGAWA (1859-1896), Future Bride. Woodblock from Shinsen Taikoki, new biography of the Taiko (Toyotomi Hideyoshi), 1883. Good condition. Size: 35.5 cm x 47 cm. (14" x 18.5")
This woodblock was printed in 1884. It depicts Hideyoshi Toyotomi blowing a mouth organ and other famous warriors before the attack on the fortress/castle of Tottori in 1581. By TOYONOBU UTAGAWA (1859-1896), Woodblock from Shinsen Taikoki, new biography of the Taiko (Toyotomi Hideyoshi) 1883. Publisher: Morimoto Junzaburo (?). Good condition/colors. Size: 35.5 cm. x 47 cm. (14" x 18.5").
Antique Japanese triptych woodblock print, meaning it is comprised of three separate sheets, depicting Akechi Mitsuhide in the final battle of Yamazaki in 1582. He is shown seated upon his horse, which has been shot dead with arrows, clutching his sword and gazing over the river at the approaching enemy forces in the distance. Four of his own soldiers are seen scattered around, either dead or dying, soaked in blood, suffering traumatic injury...
An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825), in vertical oban size. Depicting two women with a boy drying and beating Cloth on the river banks. Signed "Toyokuni ga", censor "kiwame". Condition: good color and impression, some small wormholes, backed, creased and soiled, laid down at upper corners. Dimension: 36.1 cm x 24.6 cm.
An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Keisai Eisen (1791-1848), in oban yoko-e size. Depicting two women walking in the snow along the Sumida river. Condition: very good impression, still good colors, centerfold, lower rim with few small wormholes, slightly soiled, laid down at upper corners in matt. Dimension: 23.8 cm x 37.8 cm.
An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). He produced around 1800 many surimono (prints made for special occasions) for kyoka poetry. Unsigned. Condition: good impression, faded, soiled and creased, laid down at upper corners. Dimension: 13.5 cm x 27.6 cm.
Japanese Woodblock Print by Keisai Masayoshi 1795 Edo Period
12 1/2 x 8 ins. (31.7 x 20.3 cms) In the second half of the 18th. century by far the most prestigious Edo publisher was Tsutaya Juzaburo, particularly in the publishing of albums designed by most of the great artists of the time, Utamaro, Hokusai, Shunman and many others. The present print is, like most of the designs from these albums, a rare survivor...
An original Japanese color woodblock print by the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). He produced around 1800 many surimono (prints made for special occasions) for kyoka poetry. Signed "Hokusai ga". Condition: good impression, faded, soiled and creased, laid down at upper corners. Dimension: 12.9 cm x 27.2 cm.
An original Japanese color woodblock print in oban size by the artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806), from the series "Yoshiwara Niwaka", published around 1795 by Tsutaya Juzaburo. Depicting seven women preparing to carry a portable Shinto shrine ("mikoshi"). Condition: very good impression, colors good, little rubbed and soiled, two corners with few creases, laid down at upper corners in folder. Dimension: 32.8 cm x 22.8 cm.
Strong, vivid and colorful Ukiyo-e woodblock print of famous Toyohara Kunichika.
It is titled Nishike-e, Oban tate-e, and it shows an Kabuki theatre actor portrait.
Sign of Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with Toshidama seal from 1865. Great condition with only little traces of use.
Toyohara Kunichika (30 June 1835 – 1 July 1900) was a Japanese woodblock print artist...