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Artists, in alphabetical order.
Click on name to link directly to the artist's work.

Chikanobu
Keisai Eisen
Hokusai

Kazan
Kiyochika Kobayashi
Kunichika
Kunitoshi
Kunisada II

Kunitomi
Shuntei Miyagawa

Kitao Shigematsu
Mizuno Toshikata
Toyokuni I
Toyokuni III

Kunisada Utagawa
Kuniyoshi Utagawa
Watanabe Nobukazu
Yoshiiku
Nakai Yoshitaki
Yoshitora
Yoshitoshi


Collotypes

The following 8 prints are collotype reproductions, produced and sold by monthly subscription in the 1930's.
They are a fine example of collotype printing at its best.
Fairly rare, and faithful to the originals, they have often been mistaken for woodblock prints and sold as such.

collotype1sm

Unsigned, but in the syle of
Torii Kiyonaga
(1752-1815)
a master in the "Golden Age of woodblock printmaking

Collotype

CDN $75

collotype2sm

Fujimaro Kitagawa (1790-1850)
a pupil of Utamaro
(1750-1806)


Beauties in the Falling Snow

Collotype

CDN $95

collotype3sm Toshinobu Okamura
(fl. 1717-40's)


Floating Weeds

Collotype

CDN $45
collotype4sm Kawamata Tsunemasa
(1716-1748)


Beauties at Play

Collotype

CDN $40
collotype5sm Moronobu Hishikawa
(1618-1694)


The Stage

Collotype

CDN $40
collotype6sm Masanobu Okumura
(c. 1686-1764)


Ogurayama (A Village Near Kyoto)

Collotype

CDN $40
collotype8sm Oi Morikiyo
(fl. c. 1800)


The Gay Quarters

Collotype

CDN $75
 
 

Yoshiiku (1833-1904)

2246tri_sm

Yoshiiku (1833-1904)

Kabuki Scene

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Printed: 1870

Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi

Carver: Katada Hori Cho

Yoshiiku was a pupil of Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

Each sheet: 13 7/8" x 9 3/8"

CDN $250


Nakai Yoshitaki (1841-1880)

2046sm Nakai Yoshitaki (1841-1880)
active 1854-1880

Kabuki Samurai

Format: Chuban Diptych

"Bt the time he was 20, he had firmly established himself as the leading theatrical portraitist in Osaka, a position that he held for at least 20 years"
–The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints
by Roger S. Keyes, 1973

Each sheet: 10" x 7 1/4"

CDN $175
2049sm Nakai Yoshitaki (1841-1899)

Kabuki Scene

Format: Chuban Diptych

Printed: 1862
Osaka School

Album backing joined

Size: 9 3/4" x 14 1/2"

CDN $250
2051sm Nakai Yoshitaki (1841-1899)

Kabuki Scene

Format: Chuban Diptych

Printed: 1862
Osaka School

Album backing joined

Size: 9 3/4" x 14 1/2"

CDN $250
 

Mizuno Toshikata
(1866-1908)

1984tri_sm Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)

Woodblock Artists Reporting from the Front

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Date: c. 1895

Signed: Oju (special order) Toshikata E (print)
Seal: Toshikata

Japanese title: "Banzai, Banzai for the Great Japanese Empire! The Assault on Songhwan"

Each sheet:
14 1/8" x 9 3/4"

CDN $275

Watanabe Nobukazu
(1872-1944)

2261tri_sm Watanabe Nobukazu (1872-1944)

Pastimes of Ladies

Format: Oban Tate-E Tritpych

Printed: c. 1890's

Signed: Yosai Nobukazu

Nobukazu ws a pupil of Chikanobu

Each sheet: 14 5/8" x 9 3/4"

CDN $295
1971tri_sm Watanabe Nobukazu (1872-1944)

The Royal Family

Format: Oban Tate-E
Printed date: 1891

Signed Nobukaze hitsu (brush of)

Each sheet: 14 3/4" x 10"

CDN $425

Kunitoshi
(fl. 1847-1899)

1975tri_sm Kunitoshi
(fl. 1847-1899)


Imperial Visit to the Third National Industrial Exposition in Ueno

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Date: c. 1890

Signed: Kunitoshi

Each sheet:
13 7/8" x 9 3/8"

CDN $375

Yoshitora
(fl. 1850's-1870's)

1988tri_sm Yoshitora
(fl. 1850-1870)


Samurai Advancing

Format: Oban Triptych

Date: c. 1860

Carver: Hori Cho
Publisher: Tojma-Ya Hikobei ?

Each sheet:
14 1/2" x 9 7/8"

CDN $450
 
 

Chikanobu
(1838 - 1912)

2261tri_sm Chikanobu
(1838-1912)


Palace Beauties

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Printed: 1896

Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro

Signed: Yoshu Chikanobu

Carver: Hori Yata

Series: Ladies of the Chiyoda Palace

Embossed album backing

Size: 13 7/8" x 91/4"

CDN $195
 
1836sm Chikanobu
(1838-1912)


December

Date: 1897

Publisher: Hasegawa

Series: 12 Descriptive Pictures

Signed: Yoshu Chikanobu

Size: 9 1/2" x 14 1/4"

CDN $155
1833sm Chikanobu
(1838-1912)


May

Date: 1897

Publisher: Hasegawa

Series: 12 Descriptive Pictures

Signed: Yoshu Chikanobu

Size: 9 1/2" x 14 1/4"

CDN $155
   
 

Keisai Eisen
(1790-1848)

819sm Keisai Eisen
1790-1848


Beauty with Flower Arrangement

Format: Oban

Published: Izumi-ya Ichibei, Kansendo

Censor Seal: 1843-1845

Size: 14 1/2" x 10"

CDN $375
821sm Keisai Eisen
1790-1848


Finishing a Meal from the Bento (Lunch Box)

Format: Oban Tate-E

Publisher: Tsuta-Ya Juzaburo

Printed: 1830's

Series: Tokaido

Size: 14 1/2" x 9 3/4"

CDN $450

 

   

Hokusai
(1760-1849)

   
hokusai1sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#1

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition:1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $25
hokusai2sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#2

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition:1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $25
hokusai3sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#3

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
hokusai4sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#4

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
hokusai5sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#5

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
hokusai6sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#6

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
hokusai7sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#7

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
hokusai8sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#8

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
hokusai9sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#9

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
hokusai10sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#10

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
hokusai11sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#11

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
hokusai12sm Hokusai
(1760-1849)


#12

Tokaido

Original printing: 1836
This edition: 1881

Size: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

CDN $65
 

Kazan
(1793-1841)

 
kazan2 Kazan
(1793-1841)


Meiji Edition

Series: Kazangafu

CDN: $75

 

Kiyochika Kobayashi
(1847-1915)

920sm Kiyochika Kobayashi
(1847-1915)


Flower Pattern (Hana-Moyo)

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych
Sub-title: Style of Anei Era (1772-1781)

Printed date: 1896

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Signed: Kiyochika

Note: Two panels joined, some stains, backed

Each panel: 14 1/2" x 9 1/2"

CDN $475

Kunichika
(1835 - 1900)

1992tri_sm Kunichika
(1835-1900)


Kabuki Drama

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Date: c. 1861

Signed: Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (drawn by)

Each sheet:
14 5/8" x 10"

CDN $450
8251sm

Kunichika
(1835-1900)


Kabuki actor

Medium: Woodblock Print

Printed Date: 1866

Size: 14 1/2 " x 9 3/4"

CDN $65

 
   
   

Kunisada Utagawa
(1786-1865)

2257tri_sm Kunisada (1786-1865)

Kabuki Actors

The Play: Arigataya Oedo Kagekyo

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Publisher: Izusuya Shokichi.

Printed date: 1847-1850

Signed: Ichiyosai Toyokuni ga,
Kochoro Toyokuni ga

Size: 14" x 9 3/4"

CDN $275
9559sm Kunisada (1786-1865)

Three Kabuki Actors

Format: Oban Tate-E

The round Kiwame seal (approved) is used with a second censor seal of the publisher/censor Morijiya Jihei. This seal appears from 1812-1815 (Turk, Prints of Japan, pg. 298).

The style is that of Toyokuni 1, Kunisada's teacher at this time.

Size: 15 3/4" x 10 3/4"

CDN $650
2470sm Kunisada (1786-1865)

Two Beauties Keep Warm on a Stormy Night

Format: Oban Tate-E

Seires: 36 Beauties

Printed: 1861

Signed Ichiyusai Toyokuni

Paper size: 14 1/2" x 9 7/8"

Lovely scene. Lightening is in the sky. The lantern is moving to show the people racing and the heat and smoke from the brazier is moving

CDN $375
2464sm Kunisada (1786-1864)

A Kabuki Actor

Format: Oban Tate-E

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei, Kansendo

Seal: 1790-1842

Printed: c. 1830

Paper size: 15 1/8" x 10"

CDN $150

Kunisada II
(1823-1880)

1980tri_sm Kunisada II
(1823-1880)


Kabuki Drama Print

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Date: c. 1865

From right to left: Bando Hikosaburo V as Sarujiro, Sawamura Tossho II as Sasaki Tamon's nosuke, and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Kongoin & Onoe Kikujiro V as Yamauba, holding a Hannaya mask

Carver: Hori Cho

Each sheet: 14" x 9 3/4"

CDN $375
1775sm

Kunisada II
(1823-1880)


Kabuki Scene

Medium: Woodblock Print

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Publisher: Mura-ya Kyushiro?

Printed Date: 1865

CDN $150

909sm Kunisada II
(1823-1880)


Scene from the Tales of Genji


Format: Oban

Series: Tales of Genji Compared with Shells

Signed: Baigado Kunisada ga

Publisher: Tsutaya

Size: 14 1/2" x 10"

Printed date: 1857

CDN $150
 
 

Kunitomi

9563sm Kunitomi

Battle at Yashima

Woodblock Triptych
Publisher: Katada Chojiro
Signed: Kunitomi

Depicts the naval battle at Yashima Bay between the Heike and Genji Clans. Here, General Minamoto Yoshitsune escapes from the enemy by leaping from boat to boat.

Size: 14" x 9 1/2" per panel

CDN $695

 

   

Kitao Shigematsu
(1739-1820)

shigematsu1sm

Kitao Shigematsu
#1

Diptych, woodblock Painted

Re-issue
C. 1917

From the series: A Mirror of Beauties of the Green Houses"

Original issue very rare, printed 1776.

CDN $95


shigematsu2sm Kitao Shigematsu
#2

Diptych, woodblock Painted

Re-issue
C. 1917

From the series: A Mirror of Beauties of the Green Houses"

Original issue very rare, printed 1776.

CDN $95
shigematsu3sm Kitao Shigematsu
#3

Diptych, woodblock Painted

Re-issue
C. 1917

From the series: A Mirror of Beauties of the Green Houses"

Original issue very rare, printed 1776.

CDN $95
shigematsu4sm Kitao Shigematsu
#4

Diptych, woodblock Painted

Re-issue
C. 1917

From the series: A Mirror of Beauties of the Green Houses"

Original issue very rare, printed 1776.

CDN $95
shigematsu5sm Kitao Shigematsu
#5

Diptych, woodblock Painted

Re-issue
C. 1917

From the series: A Mirror of Beauties of the Green Houses"

Original issue very rare, printed 1776.

CDN $95
 
 

Shuntei Miyagawa
(1873 - 1914)

8975sm Shuntei Miyagawa (1873-1914)

Yukio No Hana/ Hair Dresser

Series: Pleasure of the Transient World

Dated: 1897

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Signed: Shuntei Gyoshi

CDN $225
9861sm Shuntei Miyagawa (1873-1914)

Kakurenbo/Hide and Seek

Series: Children, Traditions, and Habits (Kudomo Fuzoku)

Format: Oban Tate-E

Dated: 1897

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Signed: Oju (special order) Sosai Eisen

CDN $135

Toyokuni I
(1769-1825)

793sm Toyokuni I (1769-1825)

Kabuki Actor

Format: Oban Tate-E

Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi

Printed Date: 1818

Size: 14 1/4" x 10"

CDN $275
 

 

Toyokuni III
(1786 - 1865)

genji_sm Toyokuni III

A Scene from the Tales of Genji

Format: Chuban Tate-E

Publisher: Sanoki

Printed: 1853

Sheet size: 10 1/8" x 7 1/8"

CDN $175
 
.
928tri_sm Toyokuni III
(1786-1865)


Kabuki Snow Scene

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Publisher: Tsuta-ya Kichizo

Printed: c. 1847-8

Each panel: 14 1/4" x 10"

CDN $495
 
2462sm Toyokuni III
(1786-1864)


A Scene A Kabuki Play

Publisher: Sano-ya Tomigoru

Printed: 1861

This print has undergone the chirimin process which imparts a crepe texture to the paper


Size: 11" x 7 7/8"

CDN $95
2460sm Toyokuni III
(1786-1864)


A Scene from the Tales of Genji

Format: Chuban Tate-E

Publisher: Sanoki

Printed: 1853

Size: 10 1/8" x 7 1/8"

CDN $175
903sm Toyokuni III
(1786-1865)

Kabuki Actor

Format: Oban Tate-E

Publisher: Enshu-ya Hikobei

Printed: c. 1860

Size: 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"

CDN $95
9649sm Toyokuni III

Kabuki Actor

Format: Oban Tate-e

Date: 1856

Signed:Toyokuni ga
(drawn by)

Size: 14" x 9 1/2"

CDN $375
8699sm Toyokuni III
(1786-1865)


Onagata

Format: Oban Tate-E

Publisher: Ise-Kane

Printed: 1863

Signed: Toyokuni at 78

Size: 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"

CDN $85

8702sm Toyokuni III
(1786-1865)


Kabuki Actor

Format: Oban Tate-E

Publisher: Ise-Kane

Printed: 1863

Signed: Toyokuni at 78

Size: 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"

CDN $85

   
8979sm 8978sm

Toyokuni III
(1786-1865)


Sawamura Chojuro V as Tomoenojo
& Iwai Kumesaburo III

as the ghost of Oshu in the play "Sono-Omokage Asamagatake"

Format: Oban Tate-e Diptych

Printed date: 1849

Signed: Ichiyosai Toyokuni ga and
Kochoro Toyokuni ga (ga/drawn by)

Play performed at the Nakamura-za in 09/1849

CDN $275

Sold together as a diptych


Kuniyoshi Utagawa
(1797 - 1861)

2249tri_sm

Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

Kabuki Play: Shiraishi-Banshi
Actors as Uji Koetsu, Shinobu, Kanae Yagoro, & Shiga Daishichi

Format: Oban Tate-E Triptych

Printed date: c.1850

Publisher: Otaya Takichi

Signed: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga

Design on black laquer

Each panel: 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"

CDN $275

8984sm Kuniyoshi Utagawa
(1797-1861)


Kabuki Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII

Role: As Asamaru, later Kagekiyo in the play Kotoba no hana momiji no yokozari, played at the Ichimura-za 08/1849

Format: Oban Tate-e

Printed Date: 1849

Publisher: Ibaya Sensaburo

Signed: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga (ga/ drawn by)

Size: 14 1/2" x 9 1/2"

CDN $195
9863sm Kuniyoshi Utagawa
(1797-1861)


A Mother Comforts Her Daughter who is Loved by the Samurai Sato Tadanobu

Format: Oban Tate-e

Censor Seals: 1852

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya

CDN $275

 

Yoshitoshi
(1839 - 1892)

9060sm Yoshitoshi
(1839-1892)


Qingao Riding a Giant Carp

Format: Koban Yoko-E

Size: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"

CDN $235