Rare Japanese limited edition sosaku hanga woodblock print with hand-applied color by Ono Tadashige (1909-1990) depicting an industrial urban scene signed in red "T. Ono" at the lower right. Attached to a sheet of handmade paper inscribed in black ink in kanji verso with the artist's signature, the title "Kawa" (River), the date (1957/1958), and the edition number (2/2). The number "586C" is in pencil on the front at the lower left. Full sheet 5 7/8"V x 8 7/8"H (image: 4 7/8"V x 8 1/2"H)...
Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Peafowl on flowering cherry
Size: Approximately 7.75 x 3.75 inches.
Early twentieth century.
Bears the Koson seal.
Publisher: Matsumoto Print Works, Nagoya
Illustrated as AK.19 on page 215 of "Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson." (Reigle Newland)
A lovely early piece with subtle coloring.
Japanese woodblock print by Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) entitled “Kameido Bridge,” from the series Twelve Scenes of Tokyo. Originally published in 1927, this genuine woodblock print is a later impression posthumously printed from Yoshida’s original blocks. These later editions are identical to the earlier editions except for the publisher’s seal...
West Izu, Mitsunohoma, 1936
Size: Chuban, approximately 11.25 x 8.0 inches
Koitsu catalog no. TK-DH-024.
Publisher: Doi Hangaten, also bears Doi watermark.
This seal combination indicates an early post-war edition (1950-1962).
Kuchie by Takeuchi Keishu c 1910 A beauty reading by lamplight with a curious mouse observing. The mouse is the zodiac sign for 1912, is perched atop the stand for an oil lamp. Plum blossoms, in anticipation of spring, and cranes, symbols for long life, decorate her outer kimono. Both her hairstyle and patterns on her kimono are reminiscent of the Genroku era (1688-1704), a golden age of culture in the Edo period...
Sparrow on Hortensia
Size: 7.75” X 3.75”
Date: 1910s, an early print with the muted colors.
Publisher: Matsumoto Print Works.
The Daikokuya otanzaku version is illustrated as K.33.13 on page 194 of "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias: the natural world of Ohara Koson."
Bears the Koson oval seal.
Condition: Excellent. Vertical ridge in paper above seal.
Pieter I Brown c 1936 color woodblock print 14-3/4" x 10-1/2" with full margins Very good condition with good original colors. There are some pencil notations in the margins likely made by a framer. Pencil signed lower left. There are no condition issues to report for the front or back of the print.
Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled "Dusk at Taganoura Beach" from the series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido" by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) dated in the lower right margin Showa 15 (1940). The artist's black ink signature and red seal are at the lower right corner of the image. The red 6mm circular seal of the publisher Watanabe is at the lower left corner. This is a lifetime edition published from the original blocks after World War II...
Hiroshi Yoshida, c 1931 The Gardens of the Taj Mahal. Morning Mist #5. Dai oban yoko-e 15-3/4" by 21-3/4". Jizuri seal as pictured. Excellent condition, no condition issues to report. The print has never been framed, but is is attached with archival linen tape to museum board.
Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled "Night in Kyoto" from the series "Kansai District" by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) dated Showa 8 (1933). Later, post World War II edition published from the original blocks. The artist's black ink stamped signature and red seal are at the lower right corner of the image. The print is titled in English and block signed in the lower margin. Illustrated in "The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi," Abe Publications, color plate #180...
Kikuchi Yuichi (Tomokazu)
Mt. Fuji and Lantern
Size: Approximately 5.75 x 3.75 inches.
The woodblock print is tipped at the top edge to a blank greeting card.
A Junk, Process Set of Five Woodblock Prints.
Approximately 6.5 x 4.0 inches.
Master printmaker Hiroshi Yoshida provides a rare step-by-step look at what goes into producing a color woodblock print.
Condition: The images are of very good color and condition. Some corner margins have light staining or chips. The explanatory sheet is stained.
Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled "A Little Temple Gate" featuring two women eating lunch in the garden inside the gate to Bunnosuke Tea House by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) dated Showa 8 (1933). Later, post World War II edition published from the original blocks. The artist's black ink stamped signature and red seal are at the lower left corner of the image. The print is titled in English and block signed in the lower margin...
A large self-carved and printed color woodblock print by the Japanese Sosaku Hanga artist Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Titled "Maiko Kyoto(A)", dated "1959" and numbered "94/100" in pencil. Hand signed in white ink and with red seal. Reverse with paper slip "self-carved and self printed Kiyoshi Saito". Condition: good impression and color, little paper toning and stockflecks. Dimension: image: 52.5 cm x 38.3 cm, paper: 60.2 cm x 45.5 cm.
A limited-edition color woodblock print by the Japanese Sosaku Hanga artist Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Titled "Obakusan Uji (A)", dated "1960" and numbered "38/150" in pencil. Hand signed in black ink and with red seal. Paper with watermark "Kiyoshi Saito". Condition: very good impression and color, laid down at upper corners. Dimension: image: 38.6 cm x 52.6 cm, paper: 45.5 cm x 60.1 cm.
Deer and Shrine
Size: Koban. Approximately 7.5 x 5.25 inches.
Provenance: The Robert O. Muller collection
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Large Japanese woodblock print by renowned artist Hideo Hagiwara (1913-2007).
Studied at the Tokyo school of Fine Arts, where he graduated at the Oil Painting Section in 1938. While still there he attended Un'ichi Hiratsuka's extracurricular woodblock printing course, and in the same year he became quality controller at the Takamizawa Woodblock Print Company. He was conscripted into the army in 1943. In 1945 he had lost his house, his atelier and nearly all his early works...
Size: Tanzaku. Approximately 15.5 x 7.75 inches.
Publisher: Doi Hangaten.
This seal combination indicates printing between 1950-1962.
Condition: Very good. Very faint spotting in sky.