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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1345643 (stock #Alib53)
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Woldemar von Seidlitz & Dora Amsden, Impressions of Ukiyo-e, publ. Parkstone Press Intl., New York 2007. Hard cover with dust jacket, 287 pages, text about all aspects of ukiyoe and discussing the most important woodblock masters illustrated with numerous color photos, translated in English by Marlena Metcalf. ISBN 978-1-84484-388-6.

Very good condition

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1345639 (stock #Alib51)
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Nikuhitsu ukiyoe meihinten (Exhibition of famous ukiyoe paintings), publ. Ota Memorial Museum, Tokyo 1980. Soft cover, catalog to an exhibition of the Nihon Ukiyoe hakubutsukan (Japanese Ukiyoe museum) with 100 items with minimal description and many (but not all) with b/w or color illustration. Covering well-known and not so well-known ukiyoe painters with genealogical charts and short biographies. Text in Japanese only.

Very good condition, few scuff marks on covers.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1345621 (stock #Alib48)
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Harold P. Stern, Freer Gallery of Art fiftieth anniversary exhibition. 1. Ukiyo-e painting, publ. Smithsonian Institution, Washington 1973. Paperback, exhibition catalog, 334 pages, 118 screens, scroll paintings, drawings and related items with extensive descriptions and b/w illustrations, some color illustrations. Includes errata slip.

Fair condition. Firm binding, covers a bit scuffed, one corner dented through and through, some spots on title page and the page before.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1121949 (stock #Alib34)
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Dorrington-Ward, Carol (ed.), Fans from the east. New York: Debrett's Peerage Limited/The Viking Press 1978.
Hard cover binding with dust jacket.
Essays on fans in China (Julia Hutt), Japan (Joe Earle), Southeast Asia (Nancy Armstrong) an on Chinoiserie with 29 color plates and 79 b/w illustrations.
Dust jackets with minor abrasions (shelf wear) and covers slightly warped.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1036543 (stock #10629)
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Painting, hanging scroll with the images of a man of the merchant class, having intercourse with one woman, while being surrounded by a multitude of other women. Ukiyo-e style. Black ink, mineral colors and gold on silk. Unsigned, after a four-page book illustration by Keisai Eisen (see photo 6). Japan, Meiji period. Painted area: 12 ¾ x 18 ¼ inches; total height: 47 ¾ inches (32.4 x 46.3; 121.3 cm). Typical mounting from the Meiji period, probably original to the painting.
Some foxing , otherwise very good condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #839973 (stock #10538)
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Scroll painting with the image of five hunters (two carrying a rifle on their backs) warming up at a fire next to a snow covered thatched hut. The painting is a rendering of the 28th print from the famous series Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki (one hundred poems explained by the nurse), Minamoto no Muneyuki ason. It is an allusion to the poem by Minamoto no Muneyuki, about the deep loneliness in the mountains, when the winter has come and all guests have left. Black ink and colors on silk. Signature at lower right: Kakyojin (the man who is crazy about painting) Hokusai ga. Red seal: Hokusai.
Paper label on the back dating the piece into the 1820s. The print series was published in 1836. The addition of kakyojin was used towards the end of his life. In the last years of his life, Hokusai has produced extremely fine brush work. All this would lead to believe that the original painting, if there was such, was created in the 1830s/1840s. The style is very close to that of Hokusai himself, but it is unclear whether the piece was done by a person in his immediate proximity or later on.
Painted area (silk): 32 7/8 x 13 ¼ in. (83.5 x 33.8 cm); total length: 62 1/8 in. (157.8 cm).
Very good condition.

Wooden box, inscribed on cover top: Katsushika Hokusai hitsu, setchu ryojin zu (image of hunters in the snow). Inside of cover also inscribed: Hokusai Iitsu zoku …mitsu hikken. Red seal. Label on the side, describing the contents of the box.
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #805740 (stock #10513)
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Japanese woodblock print, kuchi-e (with the two typical vertical folds). A woman sits in front of her writing desk and looks in the mirror. Behind this image sit two demons (a green and a red one) with a kanebo and watch her. Red seal: Toshikata.
8.9 x 11.8 inches (22.5 x 30 cm).
Very good impression with black lacquer in the hair, browned, brown spots on left side, creases at the margins, three small holes right underneath spotting, backing paper residue on back.

Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908). This is the frontispiece from the magazine Bungei Kurabu that was published during the Meiji and Taisho eras, predominantly for women. Allegedly it is titled “Kyori no bijin (Beauty in home village)”, and published in vol. 6, no. 6.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #681368 (stock #B 092)
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Andon magazine, Vol. 11/2, no. 42. October 1992.
36 pp., 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous b/w illustrations.

Contents:
Pulverer, Gerhard, Japanese woodblock prints and impressionism, pp. 31-42;
Groenewegen, Peter, Photography of prints and small objects, pp. 43-49;
Morse, Peter, Additional Drawings in Hokusai’s ‘Hundred Poets’ series, pp. 50-52;
Lane, Richard, Teenage mutant ninja: the book, p. 53;
Kress, Else, Travelling shrine in shape of an inro, p. 54/Front cover;
John Stevenson, Book reviews: Undercurrents in the Floating World, pp. 55-56.
Perfect condition.

In his very interesting article on Japanese woodblock prints and impressionism, Gerhard Pulverer cites examples from the Hokusai Manga over Edouard Manet and Whistler to Hiroshige, to Gustav Klimt, and to Aubrey Beardsley.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #678370 (stock #B 085)
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Muneshige Narazaki, Hokusai, Masterworks of Ukiyo-e, The 36 Views of Mt Fuji, Kodansha International Ltd. Tokyo, New York, S.F. 1982.
96 pp., 26 x 19 cm. Paper. English text. 57 colour plates.
Perfect condition, one ex libris ‘Rolf M. Degener’.

Well-known, but always fresh and astonishing are the ways Mt. Fuji is presented by Hokusai. Whether dominating the entire print or being just visible at the horizon above human activities, depicted in cool, clean colours and dramatic angles – this series must be considered as a masterpiece. On a map of Japan the locations of the views of Mt. Fuji is superimposed with the plate numbers in this book. On a Map of Edo from 1805 are printed the plate numbers of the remaining views. This is an eminently readable and enjoyable book.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #272093 (stock #10041)
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Portrait of a young woman, holding a white lily in her left hand. The woman wears a striped kimono and a gay obi. Black ink and colors on silk. In the tradition of the ukiyoe artists. Unsigned. Some tiny pigment losses in the white of the face, otherwise very good condition. Japan Meiji period, 19th century. Framed. Frame: 48 x 20 ½ inches.