From the series: “Kannon Reigen Ki” (Account of the miracles of Kannon) issued 1859.The larger image by Kunisada depicts a miracle performed by Kannon. The upper image by Hiroshige is a temple scene.
Signed Kunisada and Hiroshige on respective images, aratame seal and publisher’s seal on left margin, very good impression and color, very light wear and minor thinning at edges, not backed.
Oban tate-e: 9 7/8 x 14 ½ in.
From the series: “Kannon Reigen Ki” (Account of the miracles of Kannon) issued 1860. Main image by Kunisada depicting the miracle occurance
Signed Toyokuni (III), publisher’s seal and censor’s seal on left margin, very good impression and color, very minor wear and light stains on the margins.
Oban tate-e: 10 x 14 ½ in.
No. twelve from the series: “Ukiyo Juni Ka Getsu” (Twelve Months of the Floating World) issued 1890
Signed Gekko with artist’s seal, dated 1890 in a red cartouche on lower left, margins intact, fine impression and color, some wear and light creasing, very light soiling, not backed.
Oban yoko-e: 9 x 13 in.
Two uncut horizontal chuban prints – numbers eleven and twelve on one oban leaf. The upper print depicts a warrior battling demon ghosts and the lower is a shrine scene.
Upper and lower prints are both signed Yoshitsuya in red cartouches with aratame and date seal to 1859, good impression, color and condition, remnants of recent hinge paper on upper corners, a new narrow line of old backing paper on right margin.
Oban tate-e: 9 ½ x 14 ¼ in.
Published by Ise-ya Kanekichi, very good impression and color, light rubbing and slight wrinkling to edges, upper corners with small reinforcements, not backed.
Oban tate-e: 9 ¾ x 14 1/8 in.
The actor died at age 60. He is shown holding a Buddhist sutra and his “death poem” in is cursive script above his head.
Signed Utagawa Toyosai, dated: 1903, fine impression and color, left margin slightly trimmed, small brown spot above sutra page, original paper backing possibly from time of issue.
Oban tate-e: 9 ½ x 14 in.
Very good impression and color, light soiling and wear, small loss to upper-right corner, upper corners reinforced, two very small holes in right side, not backed.
Oban tate-e: 9 ½ x 13 ½ in.
Signed Kunitoshi Ga in a red cartouche with date: 1881 and publisher’s information in yellow cartouche, good impression, excellent color, very light soiling, upper corners thin with remnants of paper attachments, not backed, margins trimmed right and bottom.
Oban tate-e: 9 ½ x 14 in.
Signed Sugakudo, with two seals beneath the signature, censor’s seal and publisher’s seal, left margin; good impression, evenly toned, thin corners, light staining, two upper corners with glue remains from attachment, not backed.
Oban tate-e: 10 x 14 ¼ in.