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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
2053sm Nakai Yoshitaki (1841-1899)

Kabuki Actors
(R to L) Ichikawa Udanji as Otomo Wakana-Hime, Arashi Rikan IV as Kikuchi Sadayuki, and Jitsukawa Enjaku I as General Nadaemon in the play "Shiranui Monogatari"

Format: Chuban Tate-E Triptych

Printed: 1870

Signed: Yoshitaki ga (drawn by)
Each sheet: 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"

CDN $325

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)

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
 
 

1769sm Signature Unread

Graveyard Kabuki Scene

Date: c.1860

Publisher: Iseya Tokichi

Format: Oban Tate-E Diptych

CDN $100

Chikanobu
(1838 - 1912)

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
(1786-1865)

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 $550

Kyosai Kawanabe
(1831-1889)

kyosai2sm
From ages 10 to 17, Gyosai studied at the Surugadei Atelier. Here he is seen kneling before his teacher Kuniyoshi, while Yoshitama, a woman, and the soon to be famous artists Yoshitora, Yoshimune, and Yoshikazu run riot. The text accompaning Gyosai's illustrations was dictated to the novelist Uryu Masayasu.

Kyosai

This diptych from "Gyosai Gadan" is illustrated on pg. 35 of "Demon of Painting: The Art of Kawanabe Kyosai" by Timothy Clark.


Images: 8 1/4" x 6" each

CDN $65

 

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
 
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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
0155trism Toyokuni III

Kabuki Scene

Format: Oban Triptych

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Printed: 1847-1950

Sheet size: 14 1/2" x 10"

CDN $475
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)

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)

802sm Yoshitoshi
(1839-1892)


A Buddhist Monk Received Cassia Seeds on a Moonlit Night

Series: 100 Views of the Moon

Note: The seeds confer magical powers

Sheet size: 13 3/4 " x 9 1/2"
Image size: 13" x 8 7/8"

Reserved
9060sm Yoshitoshi
(1839-1892)


Qingao Riding a Giant Carp

Format: Koban Yoko-E

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

CDN $235