All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #1372312 (stock #4473)
A Japanese woodblock print of a kneeling male figure drying a shō, a traditional musical instrument of the reed family, a form of mouth organ, over a brazier. The print is attributed to Kitao Masanobu, 1761~1816 and probably dates to the late 18th century.

A good impression with some gauffrage on the kimono collar. The mount is inscribed in pencil “Mafsanobu”.

Approximately 20.3 x 14.4 cm. The print is laid by the edges to thin card. It is foxed at the edges...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1370136
Edo Period Japanese woodblock print triptych by Kunisada (also known as Toyokuni III) depicting actors portraying a scene from the kabuki theater published by Maruya Jinpachi between 1849-1851. Each panel bears the signature "Toyokuni ga" in a red cartouche with yellow snow, a publisher's seal, and double censor's seals. Each panel measures about 13 1/4" x 9 1/2” to 9 3/4." Very good color and overall condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1370009 (stock #1241)
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$150.00


SACRED DEER OF KASUGA

Aged woodblock printing talisman ('gofu') of deer-mandala ('shika-mandala') from Kasuga-taisha shrine in Nara prefecture, designed with a sacred deer with a votive plaque of 'enso' circle ('mishotai') as the messenger of Kasuga deity. Meiji period, 19th century. Aged deterioration as seen. approx...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1367636
Japanese Edo period woodblock print depicting “The lay priest Ryuen, Uramatsu Kihei Hidenao, behind a rack of kimonos” from the series “Stories of the Faithful Samurai.” The print is signed at the lower left "Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga" (1797-1861). The red Yoshi Kiri seal is beneath the signature. The publisher’s seal and series number is below the artist’s seal. The date seals are above the signature. The series title is at the upper right...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1367629
Japanese Edo period woodblock print depicting “Takebayashi Sadashichi Takashige tying his waistband” from the series “Stories of the Faithful Samurai.” The print is signed at the lower left "Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga" (1797-1861). The red Yoshi Kiri seal is beneath the signature. The publisher’s seal, date seals, and series number is at the lower right...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1361537 (stock #b7716)
A Large Pyrogravure Surimono Print by Ryomin. 1850s. Ex. Henri Vever Collection 21 7/8 x 15 5/8 ins. (53 x 39.7 cms) We purchased this print from the 4th. Vever Sale at Sothebys in March 22nd.1978, lot 362. The sale was not described as the Vever Collection as it comprised the remnants of the collection and the Vever family declined to have their name used as many of the prints were in poor condition or did not bear the Vever seal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1360835 (stock #1661)
Antique Japanese triptych of Samurai rescuing a woman by Toyokuni. A beautiful woman dressed in elaborate kimono is hiding behind a tall lantern while the samurai warrior with a raised arm is attacking a figure dressed in a black hooded robe, while and on the other side is seated older beautiful woman and possibly holding an obi, with flowering tree sin the background on a dark blue background. Size: 14.5 high x 29 wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1359809
Japanese Edo period oban sized woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) from a series depicting the Five Seasonal Festivals (Gosekku no uchi) dating 1854. The title cartouche and seal of the publisher Joshuya Kinzo is at the upper left. The date and censor's seals, carver's seal, and signature of "Toyokuni ga" (in a red cartouche with yellow snow) are below. Measures just over 14 5/8" x 10 1/8" with a margin at the top and small margin on the left side...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1358714 (stock #1654)
The print on the left is of a beautiful Geisha seated on the floor reading a book and above is scene of children playing a game, calligraphy inscriptions; the middle one if of a wood stage with a female dancer and males seated in the back, and in front of the stage are a group of beautifully dressed geisha; one on the left is of a formally dressed geisha along with her attendant beneath a colorful flowering tree. Size: One 14-3/4 wide x 20 high Two 14 wide x 19-1/4” high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1358401 (stock #1652)
Pair of Japanese Woodblock Prints of Stage Actors by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900), the one actor in a colorful floral robe is clutching his katana, while the other actor is holding a white bag. Size: 14" high x 9.5" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1357619 (stock #09099)
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$280.00


MARISHITEN

Japanese ‘Marishiten’ (=Marici, originally a Buddhist god of war of Hindu mythology) shaped as a figure with a face and four arms riding on wild boar.
Many samurai warriors had believed in Marishiten for its elusive and untouchable image from that Marishiten is considered as an embodiment of heat haze or sunlight.
Quite an interesting "Japanized" image of how deity of Hindu mythology settled in Japan. Edo period in 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1357506 (stock #1651)
Japanese Woodblock Print by Ando Hiroshige "Famous Views of 60O Odd Provinces", (1853-1856). A colorful and festive scene of the harbor with a procession of five elaborately decorated boats, with the family mons on the sides. Size: 18-1/2" x 14-3/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1355598
Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) from the series “The Story of the Revenge of the Soga Brothers” published by Dansendo (Ibasen) circa 1843-1846. Paper: 13 1/4” x 9.” Very good color and overall condition with small margins evident. Light album backing. Some soiling and rubbing evident.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1354734
Antique Japanese framed abstract print, signed Takeshi Hara (1942-present) in pencil, number 36/60, titled "Strokes 74-1". Hara was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942 and graduated the Oil Painting Dept...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1353668 (stock #4410)
A Japanese woodblock print from Ukiyo fuzoku Yamato nishiki-e (Japanese colour prints in Ukiyo style). The portrait is by Kabukido Enkyo, active 1796, of the Kabuki actor Ichikawa Yaozo III as Umeomaru.

This print is from the celebrated set of reproductions of the best of ukiyo-e art published in 12 large vols. 240 woodblock-printed reproductions of famous ukiyo-e prints. 1914. The project was overseen by Hashiguchi Goyo, 1880-1921, who also provided text and cover designs. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1353667 (stock #4409)
Sheet 6 of 12 (Jûnimai no uchi roku), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin). Chinese heroes in groups of nine. Signed Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga. Published by Kaga-ya Kichiyemon around 1845. Censor’s seal: Watari.

Another example from this edition is held in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Number 08.543.7) and is available for inspection online.

A rare print.

Approximately 35 x 25 cm. Light c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1353554 (stock #4408)
The right-hand sheet from the Yokohama-e triptych by Utagawa Hiroshige III (1843–1894) titled Yokohama Kagandori no fûkei, ‘Foreign Ships at the Seafront in Yokohama’. Signed Oju Hiroshige hitsu. Published 5th month, 1870.

He was a pupil of Andō Hiroshige.

A striking and decorative depiction of an European trading ship, ‘Black ship’,

Approximately 34.5cm x 23cm. Laid onto thick paper. A few stitching holes on right edge. Small damaged area on top...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1353550 (stock #4407)
Shirohato Hachiman Shrine from the series ‘Scenes of Famous Places along the Tôkaidô Road’ Tôkaidô meisho fûkei, also known as the Processional Tôkaidô, Gyôretsu Tôkaidô, here called Tôkaidô meisho no uchi. Published by Seibundô Masakichi. 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month.

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya 1822 ~ 1866. was a pupil of Kuniyoshi.

Approximately 36 cm x 25cm. A few sewing holes in left margin. A good impression with fine fresh colour and in very good condition....