OSAKA - KAMIGATA PRINTS

ARASHI RIKAKU II as Inukawa Sôsuke c.1850

NAKAMURA UTAEMON IV as Inuyama Dôsetsu c.1850

     KATAOKA GADO II as       Inuzuka Shino c.1850

         MIMASU DAIGORÔ IV as         Inuta Kobungo c.1850

       ICHIKAWA EBIZO V as       Inumura Kakutarô c.1850

           IRASHI RIKAN III as           Inusaka Keno c.1850

 JITSUKAWA ENZABURÔ as     Inue Shinbê c.1850

HIROSADA #0813-0820 - Large Head Actor Prints -

Set of 8 Chûban prints executed in intricate luxurious form on fine paper. Fine impression with gauffrage, very good colors, very good condition. 24,8 x 17,5 cm

EUR 1.600,-

HIROSADA #0822

NAKAMURA TOMOSA II as Decchi Igo in the play Kanadehon Chûshingura, Chikugo Theater Date 9/1849. Deluxe chûban, full size 25,4 x 19,1 cm. Fine impression with gauffrage, very good colors, very good condition.

EUR 220,-

HIROSADA #0823

NAKAMURA UTAEMON IV as Ariwara no Narihira. Date 1/1852. Deluxe chûban, full size. 25,8 x 19,2 cm.  Fine impression with gauffrage, very good colors, very good condition.

EUR 220,-

HIROSADA #0507

ONOE KIKUGORÔ III as the ascetic priest Nakasaina and ICHIKAWA EBIZÔ V as Nippon Daemon in Gotaiheiki shiraishi banashi, “The Story of Shiraishi and the Cronicles of Peace”. Kado Theater. Deluxe print, size. 16,9 x 24,0 cm.   Fine impression with gauffrage, very good colors, very good condition, vertical centrefold

EUR 360,-

       ICHIKAWA SHIKO II as      Inugai Genpachi c.1850

HIROSADA #0364

  ICHIKAWA EBIZO V as bonze Denkai.               Date 10/1849. Deluxe chûban,       24,4 x 17,7 cm.  Exellent.  impression with gauffrage, very good colors, very good condition. slight traces of usage, traces of mounting as album. Publisher Meikôdô.

EUR 250,-

KUNIMASU (Sadamasu) #0213

ÔKAWA HASHIZÔ, as the Priest Saigyô at Kakegawa Post-Station on the Tôkaido road. 1849. Chûban, 24,0 x 15,3 cm. Very good impression with gauffrage, good colors, faded, right and left edges trimmed.

EUR 180,-

HIROSADA #0176

  Jitsukawa Enzaburo I as Aburaya Yohei    in the play Aburauri Kuruwa Banashi.         11/ 1848. Deluxe chûban, 25,0 x 18,3 cm.  Exellent impression on deluxe paper with gauffrage, fine colors with gold colored metalic pigment on the background very good condition. slight traces of usage, traces of mounting as album.

EUR 300,-

HIROSADA #1146

  NAKAMURA UTAEMON IV  as Danshichi Kurobei in the play Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami, Naka Theater 5/1850.. Deluxe chûban, 25,0 x 18,5 cm.   Exellent  impression with extensive gauffrage and use of metallic pigments,full size. Japanese album backing paper. Minor marks and flaws. Generally fine state.

EUR 250,-

HIROSADA #1145 Diptych

  Left NAKAMURA UTAEMON IV as Kurofune Chuemon and MIMASU DAIGORO IV as Hamaji Genzaemon in the play Dojima Sukui no tatehike, Naka Theater 3/1850.. 2x Deluxe chûban, 25,0 x 18,5 cm.   Exellent  impression with extensive gauffrag, full size. Japanese album backing paper. Minor marks and flaws. Generally good state.

EUR 450,-

YOSHITAKI  #1050

  ARASHI RIKAN II as Magosaku, actually Heitaro and ARASHI RIKAN III as his wife Oryu in the play Usuyuki Monogataro.. Deluxe chûban, 25,0 x 18,5 cm. 1861. Exellent/mint impression with extensive gauffrage and use of metallic pigments,full size. Generally fine state.

EUR 180,-

HIROSADA #0228

  KATAOKA GADO II  as Nakai Genzaburo in the play Katakiuchi Chikai no Shigarami, Chikugo Theater 10/1848.. Deluxe chûban, 25,0 x 17,3 cm.   Exellent  impression with extensive gauffrage and use of metallic pigments. . Generally fine state.

EUR 250,-

HIROSADA #0602 Diptych

  Left JITSUKAWA ENZABURO I  as Asojiro and NAKAYAMA NANSHI II as Miyuki in the play Shoutsushi Asagao Banashi, Wakadayu Theater 5/1848. Deluxe chûban, 25,3 x 35,3 cm.   Exellent  impression with extensive gauffrag, Japanese album backing paper uniting the two sheets. Minor marks and flaws. Fine state of preservation

EUR 450,-

HIROSADA #0865

  ARASHI RIKAKU II as Tamagawa no Omutsu in the play Minarote Toriawasetaru Okimiyage, Kado Theater 10/1852.. Deluxe chûban, full size, 25,8 x 19,0 cm.   Exellent impression with extensive gauffrage and use of silver metallic pigments. . Generally fine state.

EUR 220,-

HIROSADA #572/573

 left SAWAMURA KITO I as Takao and KATAOKA GADO II as Yorikane in the play Meiboku Sendaihagi, Chikugo Theater 3/1848.. 2 Deluxe chûban,, 25,2 x 17,6 cm.  Exellent impression with extensive gauffrage. Fine colors. Japanese album backing paper. Very slightly trimmed on margins. Very minor marks. Generally fine state of preservation.

EUR 450,-

HIROSADA #0605

An unidentified actor in the role of a geisha. ca. 1847.. Deluxe chûban,, 25,8 x 19,0 cm.  Superb impression with extensive gauffrage. Perfect colors. Slightly trimmed on left margin. Japanese album backing paper. Very minor marks and flaws.. . Generally fine state.

EUR 220,-

HIROSADA #579

 ICHIKAWA EBIZO V as Akushichibyoe Kagekiyo in the play Keisei Soga Kamakura Daijin, Naka Theater, 1/1848 Deluxe chûban,, 24,8 x 17,3 cm. Exellent  impression with extensive gauffrage. Good colors, a little faded. Japanese album backing paper. Very slightly trimmed on margins. Very minor marks. Generally good state of preservation.

EUR 180,-

HIROSADA #618

 MIMASU DAIGORO IV as Ukiyo Tohei in the play Chuko Buyu Den 1848 Deluxe chûban,, 25,6 x 17,3 cm. Exellent  impression . Very good colors, Japanese album backing paper. Very slightly trimmed on margins. Very minor marks.  Generally very good state of preservation.

EUR 220,-

HIROSADA #701

 NAKAMURA TAMASHICHI I as Minamoto Ushiwakamaru in the play Kachidoki Mibae Genji at Chikugo Theatre 11/1848 Deluxe chûban,, 24,7 x 17,7 cm. Very good impression . Very good colors. Generally very good state of preservation.

EUR 220,-

HIROSADA #604

 ARASHI RIKAKU II as The older brother Gappo in the play Chuko Homare no Futamichi at Kyoto Minami 11/1848 Deluxe chûban,, 25,2 x 17,6 cm. Superb  impression with extensive gauffrage . Perfect colors, Japanese album backing paper. Slightly trimmed on left margin.  Generally fine state of preservation.

EUR 220,-

HIROSADA #603

 ASAO YOROKU I as Kosaku’s father Gosubei in the play Katakiuchi Chikai no Shigarami at Cikugo Theatre 10/1848 Deluxe chûban,, 25,2 x 17,6 cm. Superb  impression with extensive gauffrage . Perfect colors, Japanese album backing paper. Slightly trimmed on left margin. Very minor stains, marks and flaws   Generally fine state of preservation.

EUR 220,-

HIROSADA #526

 JITSUKAWA ENZABURO I as Asogiro in the play Shoutsushi Asagao Banashi at Wakadayu Theatre 5/1848 Deluxe chûban,, 25,2 x 17,5 cm. Superb impression with extensive gauffrage . Perfect colors, Japanese album backing paper. Slightly trimmed. Small wormholes at the left edge. Generally fine state of preservation.

EUR 220,-

               SADANOBU I                 - Miyako Meisho no Uchi -

FAMOUS PLACES OF KYOTO ca. 1858

Horizontal Chûban ca. 24 x17 cm

Publisher: Wataki

“Generally the printing is very good, and when the color is fresh, they are            small gems of a unique cut.”                     DEAN . J. SCHWAAB :          OSAKA PRINTS

SADANOBU I #02   The Golden Temple, Kinkakuji, in Snow

EUR 300,-

SADANOBU I #01   View from Shijô Bridge onto Yamato Bridge at Nawate Street

EUR 300,-

SADANOBU I #03   Night View of Anyôji in Maruyama Park

EUR 250,-

SADANOBU I #04 The Fire Display of Daimonji at Nyoigatake

SOLD

SADANOBU I #05   Kiyomitzu Temple at Mt. Otowa

EUR 250,-

SADANOBU I #06   Mt. Arashi is seen from Sangen Tea House

EUR 250,-

SADANOBU I #07   Megane-bashi (Eyeglasses Bridge) at Nishi Otani

EUR 250,-

SADANOBU I #08   Visitors to Fushimi Inari shrine admire the huge red torii

EUR 250,-

SADANOBU I #09   The entrance to the city at Shimabara at sunset

EUR 250,-

SADANOBU I #10   The ancient Pine at Myoshinji Temple

EUR 250,-

SADANOBU I #11   Sanjusangendo, the main temple of the Chionin

EUR 250,-

             SADANOBU I #12   Visitors to Kitano Tenman-gu shrine, thronging the                         pathway lined with stone-lanterns, pine trees and flowering blossoms             EUR 200,-

             SADANOBU I #13   In the Garden of the Inner Temple of Takao

EUR 200,- 

             SADANOBU I #14 Shinnyo Temple

             EUR 200,-

             SADANOBU I #15 Kinkaikomyo-ji in Kurodani

EUR 200,-

             SADANOBU I #16 Taking the Evening Cool at the Kamo River, Shijo Bridge

EUR 150,-

             SADANOBU I #17 Chion-in Main Temple

EUR 200,-

             SADANOBU I #18 Tsutekyo Bridge at Tofukuji

EUR 250,-

               SADANOBU I                 - Naniwa Hyakkei no Uchi -

ONE HUNDRED VIEWS OF ÔSAKA late 1850s

Publisher: Wataki

Horizontal Chûban ca. 24 x17 cm

 

             SADANOBU I #20 Hirota Shrine under snow

EUR 350,-

             SADANOBU I #21 Rain at the mouth of the Aji River, snow on the Matsugahana (The Pine Nose) Pine (300 year old)

EUR 300,-

             SADANOBU I #22 Net fishing at Oktopus Pine Nakanoshima

EUR 250,-

             SADANOBU I #23 Yotsubashi Bridge

EUR 350,-

             SADANOBU I #24   Canal by the Tenmangû Shrine

EUR 250,-

             SADANOBU I #25 Tsuyu Tenjin

EUR 250,-

             SADANOBU I #26   Kakumanji Temple

EUR 250,-

             SADANOBU I #27   Bishamon Temple at Nagamachi

             SOLD

             SADANOBU I #28   Yasui Tenjin Shrine

         EUR 150,-

             SADANOBU I #29   Eastern Gate of Shitennôji Temple

         EUR 250,-

             SADANOBU I #30   Morning Visit to the Myôkin Shrine at Jianji Temple

         EUR 150,-

             SADANOBU I #31   Gohyakû Rakan (500 Disciples of Buddha) Temple

         EUR 150,-

             SADANOBU I #32   Shrine of Gangiku at Urae(no Shôten)

         EUR 150,-

HOKUSHU #566

Osaka Diptych: The Puppet Play

Format: Oban diptych: each sheet: 38,0 x 25,8 cm, 14,75” x 10”

Subject: Bando Mitsugoro III as Daihanji Kiyozumi and Arashi Koroku IV as Koganosuke; Nakamura Matsue III as Hinadori and Nakamura Utaemon III as Sadaka in Imoseyama Onna Teikin.

A particularly rare and important, early Hokushu design.

Pubisher: Wataki

Date: March 1821

Condition: Perfect matching colors. Full size. Very minor soils. Two small tape marks on verso on left panel. Generally perfect state of preservation.

Impression: Superb early first edition, first state impressions, with mica on Hinadori’s collar, no publisher’s mark, pink flowers and brown branches, no gold used on the figure of the older man.

  EUR 3.500

HOKUSHU #840, fl. ca. 1820-1830

             Signature: Shunkosai Hokushu ga,             Date: 10/1821     Size: 36,2 x 25,3 cm

Title: Kabuki-e, Theatre print Poem by Ryashukatei and his seal. Arashi Kitsaburo I as Sasaki Takatsuna in the Kabuki play “Omi Genji Senjin Yakata”, 10/1821. This print is probably a memorial portrait.

Impression: very good, Colors: very good, somewhat faded Condition: very good, slightly trimmed on all sides, album backing, some faults and repairs here and there, but at least very good state of this rare print

  EUR 950

Shunshôsai HOKUCHÔ #152 (act. 1822-1830)

 Ôban pentaptych. Theatre scene. Men and woman fighting around stone steps. Signed: Shunshôsai Hokuchô ga. Publisher: Honya Seishichi. Block carver Ka Hori. 1829.

Very good impression, good colours, some soiling and creasing, margins trimmed, slight traces of usage.

Literatur: The two far right sheets are illustrated in Keyes/Mizushima,THE THEATRICAL WORLD OF OSAKA PRINTS, Philadelphia 1973, No. 146a and 146b

  EUR 1.100

SHUNKO & SHUNCHO #607

 Ôban Diptych de luxe 9/1815, 37,2 x 25,2 cm,

Subject: On the left the actor Arashi Kichisaburo II in the role of Kowari Dennai by Shucho (an early and talented pupil of Shunko) and on the right Kano Minshi I as the beauty Okiyo, by Shunko (Hokushu), who kneels before a lacquer table on a terrace at night. See Keyes THE THEATRICAL WORLD OF OSAKA PRINTS #190 p229 & #352, p249. This rare diptych is from a graet Japanese Osaka Collection.

Publisher: Shiocho Condition: Fine colors. Repaired album binding holes. Minor marks and flaws, but generally exceptionally good state of preservation. Fine impression

EUR 1.200

HOKUSHU #399, fl. ca. 1820-1830

Signature: Shunkosai Hokushû ga, Artists seal: Hokushû

Format: Oban tate-e: 36,7 x 25,5 cm

Subject: Bust portrait of Nakamura Utaemon III as Kugami Jiro Naozane in the play ‘Ichinotani Futaba Gunki’ performed at the Kado Theatre 3rd month 1825. See Schwaab p.110

Impression: Very good Condition: Very good colors, slightly trimmed.

  EUR 450

HOKUSHU #401, fl. ca. 1820-1830

Signature: Shunkosai Hokushû ga, Artists seal: Hokushû

Format: Oban tate-e: 37,7 x 24,0 cm

Subject: ‘Tosei Atari Kyogen’, successful performance of the present time. Ichikawa Ebijuro I as Keyamura Rokosuke in ‘Hikosan Gongen Chikai o Sukedachi’, 3/1825, Kado Theatre. Publisher: Honya Seichichi

Impression: Very good Condition: Very good colors, slightly trimmed, wormhole

  EUR 450

HOKUSHU #931, fl. ca. 1820-1830

             Signature: Shunkosai Hokushu ga,             Date: 3/1821    Size: 37,0 x 25,2 cm

Subject: Nakamura Utaemon III as Kanawa Goro Imakuni and Arashi Koroku IV as Omiwa in the play ‘Imoseyama Onna Teikin’,performed 3/1821. See Keyes ‘Osaka Prints’ p. 74 & 75.       Publisher: Yoshinoyama

Impression: Fine with gauffrage. Colors: very good,  Condition: Very slightly trimmed. Album backing paper. Horizontal centrefold. Some small wormholes and damages. A little soiled. Minor marks and flaws. Generally moderately good state.

  EUR 650

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HOKUSHU #615, fl. ca. 1820-1830

             Signature: Shunkosai Hokushu ga,             Date: 1821    Size: 38,6 x 25,6 cm

Title: Kabuki-e, Theatre print. Actor Bando Mitsugoro III as Tsubone Iwafuji and Nakamura Matsue II as Churo Onoe in the play ‘Keisei Kagami yama’ at Kado Theatre in January 1821

Impression: fine, on delux paper, Colors: good, somewhat faded, gold partly rubbed Condition: good, somewhat dirty, trimmed at left side

  EUR 1.450

HOKUEI #414, fl. ca. 1824-1837

             Signature: Shunkosai Hokuei ga,             Date: 1831    Size: 37,0 x 25,0 cm

Title: Kabuki-e, Theatre scene from Yotsuya kaidan. Nightly brawl around the ghost of Oiwa. Publisher: Honya Seishichi. 1831. 

Impression: good, and good colours. Condition: rubbed and soiled in lower area, trimmed, small missing spot in one margin, tin spots, partially reinforced

  EUR 550

Toyokawa Yoshikuni #563, fl. ca. 1813-1830

Subject: At the start of a new theatrical season in Osaka bust portraits of the actors Arashi Kitsusaburo II as Bun’ya no Yasuhide (top centre); Ichikawa Ebijuro I as Sojo Henjo (top left); Nakamura Utaemon III as Kisen Hoshi (top right); Nakamura Matsue III as Ono no Komachi (centre); Nakamura Shikan II as Ariwara no Narihira (lower right); and Ichikawa Danzo V as Otomo no Kuronushi. See Schwaab ‘OsakaPrints’ #103 page 124.

Format: Oban tate-e: 38,5 x 27,0 cm

Publisher: Honsei, Date: 1827

  Condition: Very fine colors. Full size with margins on left. Faint horizontal centr fold. A repaired nick at bottom edge. Slightly soiled and browned along top edge. Minor marks, flaws and wormage. Generally good state of preservation.

Impression: Fine Impression

  EUR 550

HOKUEI #560, fl. ca. 1824-1837

Subject: The actor’s: left, Onoe Kikugoro III as Yomoshichi and Asao Takumi as Gonbei with Ichikawa Sukejiro as Iemon in a night scene with the ghost mask of Oiwa from the play Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan, performed at the Wakatayu theatre in 1831

Format: Oban diptych: each 36,7 x 23,7 cm

Publisher: Honsei, Date: 1831

  Condition: Very fine colors. Trimmed on lateral margins. A nick in top edge of left margin on right sheet. A little rubbed and soiled. Moderately good state of preservartion.

Impression: Fine Impression

  EUR 450

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