Original Japanese woodblock print "Nigatsudo temple" by the shin hanga artist Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), signed and dated Taisho 15 (1926). Left margin with Jizuri seal and the bottom margin with signature and title in pencil. Illustrated in "The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi" plate No. 79. Paper label affixed to verso: H. Takemura & Co., Yokohama. Condition: Mat line is evident, colors little faded. Dimension: The image measures approx. 37.3 x 25.5 cm., ...click for details
Japanese woodblock print depicting the kabuki actor Otani Tomoemon in the role of the spirit of snow. Created 1951 by the shin hanga artist Natori Shunsen (1886 - 1960). Printed by the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo (black circular seal). Condition: Fresh colors. Slightly yellowed, margins with 4 pinholes. On reverse some buying annotations (Tokyo 1954) in pencil. Dimension: Oban (39,7 x 27,8 cm.)
Japanese woodblock print depicting the kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke in the role of a sanbaso dancer wearing a black kimono. Designed in 1952 by the shin hanga artist Natori Shunsen (1886 - 1960). Printed by the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo (black circular seal). Condition: Fresh colors, margin with 6 pinholes and a small loss, slightly toned and creased. On reverse traces of former mounting and some annotations in pencil. Dimension: Oban (39,6 x 27,4 cm.)
Japanese woodblock print showing the Hikone Castle among pines, by the sosaku hanga artist Okiie Hashimoto (1899 - 1993). Commissioned work in a limited edition by the UBS, Switzerland. Signed, titled "Matsu to Shiro", numbered 603/1300, 1972 in pen. Dimensions: approx. 29.1 cm x 39.1 cm. Condition: Very good, except upper right margin with some light stockflecks: used printing paper not completely acidfree.