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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #489441 (stock #b590)
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GBP 200.00
A Fine 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. The print is signed Kyosai with a red seal...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #577314 (stock #b962)
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GBP 75.00

A Bizarre Japanese Woodblock Shunga (Erotic) Calendar Print. 1840's.

4 3/4 x 3 5/8 ins. (12 x 9 cms) This design is in the style of Eisen. The print is an e-goyomi or calendar print. Before the Western Calendar was adopted each year had a series of long and short months which varied from year to year. Prints were issued which showed the sequence of months for the year in question. Often, as in this design, the figures were hidden in the design...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #875698 (stock #b4089)
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GBP 175.00
A Japanese Woodblock Triptych Print by Toyokuni 2nd. 1777-1835. Edo Period Ca. 1830 Assembled size 28 1/2 x 14 1/4 ins. (72.3 x 36.3 cms) This striking triptych was published by Kawaguchi-ya Chozo ca. 1830. The design shows three prominent Kabuki actors of the day standing on the foreshore with a setting sun, some boats and Mount Fuji in the background. The condition is good. There are a few neatly repaired minor worm holes etc. and some thinning of the paper on the right hand sheet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #968559 (stock #b5283)
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GBP 480.00

Rare Japanese Woodblock Printed Illustrated Book. Meika Gafu 1st. Series Pub. 1814

11 x 7 5/8 ins. (27.9 x 19.3 cms) Meika Gafu (A Book of Drawings by Celebrated Artists) was published in a proposed 3 volumes by the publisher Tohekido (Eirakuya Toshiro) in Bunka 11 (1814). In fact the work is only known in two volumes, 1 & 3. No copy of volume 2 has ever been found and it rumoured that the blocks were destroyed in a fire before printing...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1024522 (stock #b5489)
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GBP 35.00
A Large Japanese Woodblock Print by Sohei Yamaguchi (1882-1961) 17 3/4 x 11 1/2 ins. (45.2 x 29.3 cms) This design is part of a 12-print series of prints (each done by a different artist) entitled Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu (The Complete Works of Chikamatsu) published ca. 1922/23; all the blocks were carved by Yamagishi Kazue and printed by Nishimura Kumakichi. Chikamatsu (1653-1725) was one of Japan's greatest dramatists, sometimes called the Japanese Shakespeare...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1083704 (stock #b5745)
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GBP 65.00
A Japanese Woodblock Print by Shibata Zeshin 1807-1891. Meiji Period 15 1/8 x 10 ins...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1085230 (stock #b5753)
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GBP 65.00
A Japanese Woodblock Print by Nakazawa Hiromitsu. Taisho Period 1912-26 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 ins. (32.7 x 24.7 cms) This design is part of a deluxe series of 50 prints published by Bunendo in 1922 and entitled Nihon Taikan (Great Views of Japan) All the blocks and unsold prints were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. This design shows a pilgrim at the entrance to the Kodo Temple in Kyoto. The temple is an important one for pilgrimages. The print is in fine condition, the only mi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1088634 (stock #b5752)
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GBP 65.00
A Japanese Woodblock Print by Nakazawa Hiromitsu. Taisho Period 1912-26 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 ins. (32.7 x 24.7 cms) This design is part of a deluxe series of 50 prints published by Bunendo in 1922 and entitled Nihon Taikan (Great Views of Japan) All the blocks and unsold prints were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. This design is the famous scene of Amanohashidate in Kyoto Province. This scene is a sandbar in Miyazu Bay which is traditionally viewed upside down through one's legs!  ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1088636 (stock #b5754)
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GBP 65.00
A Japanese Woodblock Print by Nakazawa Hiromitsu. Taisho Period 1912-26 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 ins. (32.7 x 24.7 cms) This design is part of a deluxe series of 50 prints published by Bunendo in 1922 and entitled Nihon Taikan (Great Views of Japan) All the blocks and unsold prints were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. This design shows a passenger in a boat on Lake Biwa being ferried by a rather villainous looking boatman!   The print is in fine condition, the only minor defects are ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1160667 (stock #b6063)
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GBP 150.00
Rare & Large Japanese Woodblock Advertising Print of Kabuki Actor. Meiji Period 27 1/4 x 9 7/8 ins. (69.3 x 25.2 cms) Although this print is kakemono-e (vertical diptych) size it is printed on one sheet of paper, which is unusual as the blocks would have to be correspondingly large and thus expensive. The design is a reminder that Ukiyoe was an intensely commercial enterprise and famous actors would often feature in advertising prints and poster, just as modern actors appear in TV commercials...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1176116 (stock #b6172)
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GBP 65.00
A Japanese Woodblock Print by Kochoro Kunisada 1830s. Edo Period. 14 1/2 x 10 ins. (36.8 x 25.4 cms) This design shows the actor Iwai Shijaku in a woman's role. The portrait appears to be shown on the lid of a box. The print was published by Kansendo in the 1830's and is signed Kochoro Kunisada. It is in good condition with minor soiling and a small neat repair to the bottom right hand edge. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PRINTING NOT A FACSIMILE OR REPRINT...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1178394 (stock #b6184)
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GBP 85.00
A Japanese Woodblock Landscape Print by Yoshitora 1855 Edo Period 14 3/4 x 10 ins. (37.5 x 25.4 cms) Yoshitora was one of Kuniyoshi's best pupils. Although he is mainly known for his prints of foreigners and views in foreign countries, he was equally adept in many other subjects. As far as we know the present landscape print is one of the only series of landscapes he did. The series, of unknown number, is entitled Shinsen Edo Meisho (New Views in Edo), this view being Nippori Jiin Teisetsu n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1193254 (stock #b6254)
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GBP 65.00
A Japanese Woodblock Print by Hiroshige from a 47 Ronin Series 1840s. 14 7/8 x 9 7/8 ins. (37.8 x 25.2 cms) This design is from one of the several series Hiroshige did based on the famous story of the Chushigura or 47 Ronin. The series was published by Aritaya. This print is a scene from Act. 5 and shows Sadakuro gloating over the stolen gold. The striking design is in good condition with original wide margins, there is a small repaired hole just to the right of the figure. PLEASE NOTE ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1195558 (stock #b6279)
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GBP 220.00
A Fine Japanese Woodblock Print Hiroshige Ca.1847 Edo Period 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 ins. (36.3 x 24.2 cms) This beautiful design is from the series Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu (Comparison of the Ogura One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each). The series was designed by Hiroshige (35 prints), Kuniyoshi (51) and Kunisada (14). This design is no. 18 in the series, the poem is by Fujiwara no Toshiyuki Ason and shows the courtesan Akoya , the mistress of Taira no Kagekiyo, before her interrogation by Hatakeyama...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1195561 (stock #b6257)
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GBP 450.00
A Very Rare Japanese Woodblock Print by Hokusai. Ca. 1804. Edo Period. 14 3/8 x 9 3/4 ins. (36.5 x 24.8 cms) Around 1800 Hokusai designed a series of long narrow surimono about 52.2 cms. in length. Although striking and very interesting the rather unwieldy dimensions would presumably be expensive to print and difficult to present. The object was obviously to invoke the appearance of a makimono. According to Charlotte Van Rappard-Boon in "Hokusai & his School" published by the Ryksmuseum in A...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1197761 (stock #b6296)
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GBP 65.00
A Japanese Woodblock Print by Gototei Kunisada 1820s 14 1/2 x 10 1/8 ins. (36.5 x 25 cms) This powerful design shows onnagata actor Iwai Kumesaburo in role holding an umbrella which has a large split in it. The print was published by Eikyudo in the 1820's. It has un-faded colour, there is surface soiling mainly to left hand bottom corner, neatly repaired worm damage to bottom right (see photos below) and a very small repair to top right corner. There is some red pigment on the face and on t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1197762 (stock #b6299)
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GBP 120.00
A Japanese Woodblock Print by Kuniyoshi 1847. Edo Period 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 ins. (36.3 x 24.2 cms) This beautiful design is from the series Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu (Comparison of the Ogura One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each). The series was designed by Hiroshige (35 prints), Kuniyoshi (51) and Kunisada (14). This design is no. 16 in the series, the poem is by Ariwara no Yukihira (818-893) and the scene portrays Chiyo, the wife of Matsuōmaru (attendant to Fujiwara no Shihei/Tokihira 87...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1202362 (stock #b6334)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 85.00

A Japanese Folding Woodblock Printed Fan by Takeuchi Seiho 1864-1942

Ht. of fan 10 3/4 ins. (27.3 cms) Max. width of opened fan 16 3/4 ins (42.5 cms). Seiho was one of the greatest painters and designers of his era. His fan designs are scarce if they have been mounted as a folding fan. This fan is part of a small collection of Taisho period fans recently found in Kyoto and is in excellent unused condition. The design is of a sparrow frightened off by a bird scarer. The lower part of the ...