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  • Price: $99.00
    Wood Printing Block Tool Old Floral W Handle Mint
    Collectors Item or a Fabulous Display Piece as a Work of Art. We believe this to be an Old Printing Tool possibly for Wallpaper. It has holes on the back side that your fingers fit in to maintain a grasp on the piece. The front side is decorated with a Fabulous Floral design that was probably used over and over to ink print wallpaper. This is an educated guess, but who knows? It may have been used to print something else that required a continuous pattern. It is in Very good Display condition and is probably from the 1920-1930 era. Check out all the photos. It has a number carved in one side 3621 and painted on the other end is CY8. Origin unknown but believe it was produced in the good old USA. Great Display piece on a stand as a work of Art or conversation piece.
  • Price: $115.00
    Dorothy Daly Bartholomew (1908-1997; Newport, New Hampshire)
    Owl ; image = 10¼ x 7½ ; O.D. = ca. 17¾ x 12 ; two colors on light-weight paper; excellent condition. Titled LL and signed LR.
  • Price: $115.00
    Dorothy Daly Bartholomew (1908-1997; Newport, New Hampshire)
    Harbor 2 ; image = 11¼ x 14½ ; O.D. = ca. 14½ x 18 ; two colors on light-weight paper; excellent condition. Titled as an artist's proof LL and signed LR.
  • Price: $115.00
    Dorothy Daly Bartholomew (1908-1997; Newport, New Hampshire)
    To Market ; image = 7 x 12 ; O.D. = ca. 12 x 18 ; two colors on medium-weight paper; excellent condition. Titled LL and signed LR.
  • Price: $95.00
    Dorothy Daly Bartholomew (1908-1997; Newport, New Hampshire)
    St Celia ; image = 12 x 7 ; O.D. = ca. 15 x 12 ; two colors on light-weight paper; excellent condition. Posthumously titled LL and signed LR by the artist's daughter.
  • Price: $950.00
    Nakayama Tadashi (B. 1927)
    Girl in the Wind; chuban yoko-e (7¾ x 9½ ). Dated ( 1956 ) and signed across the bottom. Matted and framed (O.D. = 15¾ x 19¾ ); a rare surviving example of Nakayama's first published woodblock print. Condition: good to very good; minor toning throughout, otherwise print intact and in very good condition with full margins.
  • Price: $950.00
    Hashimoto Okiie (1899-1993)
    Stone Garden No. 21 ; double oban tate-e (21 x 16¾ ). Hashi seal in LR image; pencil titled, numbered ( 20/70 ), signed, and dated ( 1962 ) across bottom. Framed and matted; condition: excellent.
  • Price: $325.00
    Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
    Beauty from the series Shin bijin (True Beauty) ; oban tate-e (12¾ x 8½ ). Signed Toshu Chikanobu; published by Akiyama Buemon in 1897; attached to folio back at upper corners. Condition: very good; very slight toning throughout; strong color; very fine carving of hair.
  • Price: $325.00
    Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
    Azuma Nishiki Chuya Kurabe (Edo Embroidery Pictures, Comparison of the Day and Night) depicting the villain, Sansho-dayu, in the upper panel, and the sister-brother, Anju and Zushio, who were sold to him; oban tate-e (13 x 8¾ ). Signed Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu ; published by Tsunashima Kamekichi in 1886. Condition: very good; very slight toning throughout; strong colors; Meiji album backing.
  • Price: $275.00
    Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
    Shichifukujin (The Seven Gods of Good Fortune - in contemporary garb) from the series Edo Fuzoku (The Customs and Manners of Edo); oban tate-e (13 x 9 ). Signed Chikanobu with seal reading Yoshu ; published by Takegawa Unokichi in 1887. Condition: good to very good; strong colors; slight toning throughout; laid down.
  • Price: $475.00
    Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
    Hina Matsuri with dolls set up on heirarchical display from the series Chiyoda no O-oku (Noble Ladies from the Chiyoda Palace); triptych, with each panel ca. 14 x 10 . Signed Yoshu Chikanobu; published by Fukuda in 1895. Condition: fair to good; strong colors; very slight toning throughout; pencil writing of name in margins; wrinkling.
  • Price: $375.00
    Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
    Unidentified Scene from the series Famous Women in Japan; diptych, with each panel ca. 13¾ x 9¼ . Signed Yoshu Chikanobu; published by Takegawa Unokichi in 1894. Condition: good to very good; strong colors; slight toning throughout; lower margin trimmed.
  • Price: $175.00
    Utagawa Hiroshige Iii (1843-1894)
    Mounted soldiers and barracks from the series Thirty-six views of Tokyo, chuban yoko-e ( 6 x 8¾ ). Condition: good; very slight toning; slight darkening of margins; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation).
  • Price: $175.00
    Utagawa Hiroshige Iii (1843-1894)
    Government building (note both Japanese extension of flagpole beyond picture frame) from the series Thirty-six views of Tokyo, chuban yoko-e (6½ x 8¾ ). Condition: good; very slight toning; some wrinkling across top margin; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation).
  • Price: $175.00
    Utagawa Hiroshige Iii (1843-1894)
    Promenade from the series Thirty-six views of Tokyo, chuban yoko-e ( 6 x 8¾ ). Condition: very good; very slight toning; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation).
  • Price: $125.00
    Imao Keinen (1845-1924)
    Himalayan (Oriental) Cuckoo (Tsutsudori) in fern tree; oban tate-e (12½ x 8¾ ). Print No. 1 from a set of four albums published in 1892 by Niishimura Sozaemon (exactly the same vintage and printing as the kanji-numbered version, this edition using roman numbers being intended for export). Condition: very good; very slight toning throughout; full margins with binding holes in right margin (preserved as part of an album).
  • Price: $125.00
    Imao Keinen (1845-1924)
    Gray-headed bunting (Hoaka)) and morning glory; oban tate-e (12½ x 8¾ ). Print No. 15 from a set of four albums published in 1892 by Niishimura Sozaemon (exactly the same vintage and printing as the kanji-numbered version, this edition using roman numbers being intended for export). Condition: very good; very slight toning throughout; margins, but with binding holes trimmed from right margin (preserved as part of an album); attached by tape at top to a presentation folio.
  • Price: $75.00
    Imao Keinen (1845-1924)
    Buntings (Aoji) and plum tree; oban tate-e (12½ x 8¾ ). Unsigned (probably from 1930s). Condition: good; slight toning throughout; full margins with small tear in left margin.
  • Price: $125.00
    Imao Keinen (1845-1924)
    Common Cuckoo (Kakko) and rhododendron; oban tate-e (12½ x 8¾ ). Print No. 10 from a set of four albums published in 1892 by Niishimura Sozaemon (exactly the same vintage and printing as the kanji-numbered version, this edition using roman numbers being intended for export). Condition: very good; very slight toning throughout; margins, but with binding holes in right margin (preserved as part of an album) and left margin slightly trimmed.
  • Price: $275.00
    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
    Theater scene from the series One Hundred Kabuki Roles by Onoe Baiko ; oban tate-e (13¾ x 9 ). Signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with Toshidama seal and dated Meiji 27 (1894); published by Fukuda Kamajiro. Condition: good to very good; left margin partly trimmed; two small pieces of tape adhere to back; excellent color; gauffrage (embossing) of panel background and in collar; very fine carving of hair; burnished black areas; folio envelope.
  • Price: $325.00
    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
    The actor Bando Hikosaburo in the role of Kanono Sojo from the series Kaika nijushiko - Gakko (Twenty-four examples of Meiji Restoration - School), oban tate-e (13 x 8½ ). Signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu and dated Meiji 10 (1877). Condition: Very good; left margin slightly trimmed; two tiny worm holes below signature; outstanding carving of individual hairs; very stong colors; no tears, stains or foxing; Meiji backing.
  • Price: $300.00
    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
    Actor in unidentified role, oban tate-e (visible area: 14 x 9½ ). Signed Kunichika ga with Toshidama seal and dated 1898. Condition: Very good; very slight scattered wrinkling and minimal discolorations; strong colors; attractively double-matted and framed.
  • Price: $300.00
    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
    Theater scene from the series One Hundred Kabuki Roles by Onoe Baiko ; oban tate-e (13½ x 9 ). Signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with Toshidama seal and dated Meiji 26 (1893); published by Fukuda Kamajiro. Condition: very good; brown spot in right margin and very faint brown spot on elbow; very light metallic transfer stain next to her head; margins intact; mica residue in green background; excellent color; gauffrage (embossing) of background design in UL panel; very fine carving of hair.
  • Price: $225.00
    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
    Actors in unidentified kabuki drama, oban tate-e (14½ x 9¾ ). Signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with Toshidama seal and dated Meiji 6 (1873). Condition: Fair to good; right and bottom margins trimmed; slight wrinkling throughout; very slight abrasion upper right corner; very stong colors; no tears, stains or foxing.
  • Price: $275.00
    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
    Theater scene from the series One Hundred Kabuki Roles by Onoe Baiko ; oban tate-e (13½ x 9 ). Signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with Toshidama seal and dated Meiji 27 (1894); published by Fukuda Kamajiro. Condition: good to very good; left margin repaired; right margin ragged but not affecting image; two small pieces of tape residue in upper margin, verso; excellent color; gauffrage (embossing) of background clouds in UL panel; very fine carving of hair; burnished black areas.
  • Price: $275.00
    Kunisada Ii Utagawa (Toyokuni Iv) (1823-1880)
    Scene from Kashiwagi, Chapter 36 from Genji gojuyojo hattan (54 Chapters of the Tale of Genji); oban tate-e (14½ x 10 ; includes border). Signed Kunisada ga in Toshidama cartouche with aratame (approved) seal, date seal (mi 10 [10/1857]), and publisher's seal (Tsutaya Kichizo). Condition: good to very good; somewhat faded color; small piece missing from upper right corner - not into print.
  • Price: $150.00
    Ashikaga Shizuo (Fl. Ca. 1950s)
    Dusky Ouzel and Pine Tree ; oban tate-e (15½ x 10½ ). Shizuo seal LR above publisher's seal; published ca. 1960s by Uchida; matted and framed. Condition: excellent.
  • Price: $150.00
    Ashikaga Shizuo (Fl. Ca. 1950s)
    Nightingale and Plum ; oban tate-e (15½ x 10½ ). Shizuo seal LL above publisher's seal; published ca. 1960s by Uchida; matted and framed. Condition: excellent.
  • Price: $150.00
    Ashikaga Shizuo (Fl. Ca. 1950s)
    Long-tailed rose finch (Benimashiko) and pine tree; oban tate-e (15½ x 10½ ). Shizuo seal LL above publisher's seal; published ca. 1960s by Uchida; matted and framed. Condition: excellent.
  • Price: $195.00
    Jacob Landau (1917-2001; Philadelphia, Pa)
    Jefferson (15¼ x 6 [O.D. = 20½ x 16½ ]). Titled, numbered ( 77/250 ), and signed across the bottom. Listings: Dav; Cu; Fi; Ma.
  • Price: $110.00
    Dai Zen-zong (20th C.; China)
    100-Year Wine ; unframed (20 x 16). Titled, dated ( 1986 ), numbered ( 20/100 ), and signed in pencil across the bottom margin.
  • Price: $175.00
    Dorothy Daly Bartholomew (1908-1997; Newport, Nh)
    Waterfront Construction ; image = 8 x 10 ; O.D. = ca. 10½ x 13¼ ; five colors on medium-weight paper; excellent condition. Titled LL; signed and dated ( '53 ) LR.
  • Price: $95.00
    Dorothy Daly Bartholomew (1908-1997; Newport, Nh)
    Mine ; image = 15½ x 11½ ; O.D. = ca. 20½ x 18 ; two colors on light-weight paper; very good condition (slight wrinkling in parts of margin; small pinholes in margin corners; image perfect). Posthumously titled LL and signed LR by the artist's daughter.
  • Price: $85.00
    Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902-1999)
    Good Luck Temple Shop ; chuban yoko-e (7½ x 10¼ ). Titled and with Tomikichiro signature and seal LR; published by Uchida ca. 1950 (seal in margin). Condition: very good; thin layers of paper missing from back of top margin where two pieces of tape were pulled off; otherwise no flaws.
  • Price: $85.00
    Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902-1999)
    Passageway to the Giant Buddha; chuban yoko-e (7½ x 10¼ ). Titled and with Tomikichiro signature and seal UR; published by Uchida ca. 1950 (seal in LR margin). Condition: very good; a thin layer of paper missing from back of top margin where a small piece of tape was pulled off.
  • Price: $85.00
    Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902-1999)
    Horyuji Temple, chuban yoko-e (7½ x 10¼ ). Titled with Tomikichiro signature and seal LL; published by Uchida ca. 1950 (seal in LR margin). Condition: very good; very slightly toned; thin layers of paper missing from back of top margin where two pieces of tape were pulled off; otherwise no flaws.
  • Price: $85.00
    Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902-1999)
    The Stairs of Hase-dera; chuban yoko-e (7½ x 10¼ ). Titled and with Tomikichiro signature and seal UL; published by Uchida ca. 1950 (seal in LR margin). Condition: very good; very slightly toned; a thin layer of paper missing from back of top margin where tape was pulled off the corner.
  • Price: $125.00
    Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902-1999)
    Nijo Castle in Winter, #4 from the Fifteen Views of Kyoto portfolio; chuban tata-e (10¾ x9¼ ). Titled and signed Tomikichiro with seal LR; published by Uchida ca. 1950s. Framed and matted (not examined out of frame); condition appears to be very good.
  • Price: $175.00
    Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902-1999)
    Honen no Fuji (Year of abundance at Mt. Fuji) , #13 from the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji portfolio; oban yoko-e (10½ x15 ). Signed Tomikichiro saku ; published by Uchida. Condition: very good-to-excellent.
  • Price: $425.00
    Yoshida Toshi (1911-1996)
    Village in Harima , oban yoko-e (9½ x 14½ ); published in 1951. Titled LL and signed LR with pencil. Condition: excellent.
  • Price: $175.00
    Yoshida Toshi (1911-1996)
    Okaramon , chuban tate-e (9½ x 6¾ ); published in 1940. Titled LL and signed LR with pencil. Condition: excellent; full margins (top with deckle edge); unmounted.
  • Price: $150.00
    Ashikaga Shizuo (20th C)
    Russet sparrows (Nyunai-suzume) and mallow; oban tate-e (15¾ x 10½ ). Shizuo seal LL above publisher's seal; published ca. 1960s by Uchida; matted and framed. Condition: excellent.
  • Price: $175.00
    Yamaguchi Ryoshu (B. 1889)
    Thunder God and Blind Man Framed and matted; visible area: oban tate-e (13¼ x 9¾ ). Ryoshu seal LL. Condition: very good.
  • Price: $115.00
    Wada Sanzo (1883-1968)
    Kamishibai (Picture Story Show); from the series Occupations of Showa Japan in Pictures ; oban yoko-e (ca. 10 x 14 ). Signed Sanzo with Sanzo seal in UL image; published ca. early 1950s by Kyoto Hanga-In. Publisher's ( Kyoto Hanga-In ) and printer's ( Choda ) seals in lower right margin). Condition: good; very slight toning throughout; faint water stain (1 x 2½ ) near UL margin; full margins.
  • Price: $125.00
    Wada Sanzo (1883-1968)
    Funayado (Inn for sailors); from the series Occupations of Showa Japan in Pictures ; oban yoko-e (10½ x 14½ ). Signed Sanzo with Sanzo seal in LL image. Seal across bottom on left reads PRINTED by KYOTO-HANGA-IN 1950 . Condition: good; tape across back of top margin; moderate toning of margins; image untoned; full margins.
  • Price: $95.00
    Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-1979)
    Street scene at night; oban tate-e (15¾ x 10½ ). Illegibly titled with Koto and Uchida han (publisher) seals in LR; publisher's mark LL margin. Condition: fair to good; slight overall toning, moreso in upper margin; small red stain LR; slight crinkling in margins; full margins with deckle edges top, left, and bottom; some tape residue verso; UCHIDA watermark in lower margin near kento notch.
  • Price: $175.00
    Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-1979)
    New Year's Day Street in Kyoto (Yasaka neighborhood); oban tate-e (15½ x 10¼ ). Titled with Koto and Uchida han (publisher) seals in LL; publisher's mark LL margin, ca. 1950. Condition: good; some toning in upper margin with small stains; very slight crinkling in margins; full margins with deckle edges top, left, and bottom; some tape residue verso; UCHIDA watermark in lower margin near kento notch.
  • Price: $165.00
    Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-1979)
    Nikko no to (Nikko Pagoda) ; oban tate-e (15½ x 10¾ ). Titled with Koto and Uchida han (publisher) seals. Published by Uchida ca. 1950. Condition: very good; very slight toning in visible area; full margins with top, left and bottom deckle edges; tipped to cardboard with Uchida address; UCHIDA watermark in bottom margin near kento notch.
  • Price: $95.00
    Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-1979)
    Goju no to (Five-storied Pagoda) ; chuban tate-e (10 x 7¾ ). Titled with Koto and Uchida han (publisher) seals. Condition: very good; full margins; tipped to presentation folio.
  • Price: $450.00
    Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
    Full Moon at Akashi Beach , oban tate-e (14¼ x 9½ ). Signed Koitsu with Shin seal LR. Originally published in 1934 and reissued in late 1940s by Watanabe (6-mm seal LL). Condition: very good-to-excellent; full margins; very slight toning; ½ -wide tape centrally located on the back of top & bottom margins.
  • Price: $325.00
    Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
    Snow at Miyajima, oban yoko-e (9 x 14 ). Signed Koitsu with Shin seal LL. Originally published in 1937; reissued in 1950s by Doi Hanga-ten (carver margins intact; staining across top margin with corresponding tape residue on back; moderate foxing; encircled DO watermark in UR margin.
  • Price: $450.00
    Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
    Asakusa Kinryusan, oban tata-e (16¾ x 11¼ ). Signed Koitsu with Shin seal LL. Originally published in 1937; reissued in 1950s by Doi Hanga-ten (carver full margins; very slight toning; tiny (but flattened) tear near bottom of image; encircled DO watermark in UL margin.
  • Price: $150.00
    Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
    Owl , mitsugirii (14 x 7 ). Signed Koitsu with Shin seal; originally published ca. 1950 by Doi Hanga-ten (probably a later restrike). Matted & framed (not examined out of frame).
  • Price: $450.00
    Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
    Snowfall at Kiyomizu Temple ; oban tate-e (14 x 9¼ ). Signed Hasui with red Sui seal; Early edition originally published by Watanabe in 1950 (black 6-mm seal LR). Condition: good to very good; very slight toning; Two small 1-mm holes in upper left margin and foreground deck plank; full margins.
  • Price: $350.00
    Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
    Fuji from Narusawa ; oban yoko-e (9½ x 14¼ ). Signed Hasui and dated Showa 11 (1936); republished by Watanabe between 1945-1957 (6-mm seal LL). Condition: fair to good; tape residue around edges verso; moderately toned; otherwise intact.
  • Price: $95.00
    Ono Bakufu (B. Ohno) (1888-1976)
    Bamboo; oban tate-e (14¼ x 9¾ ). Signed Bakufu and B. Ohno with red Bakufu seal; published by Kyoto Hanga-in (1949). Condition: fair; toning around margins, not affecting image; parts of margin missing UL and UR (where it was attached to presentation folio - included)
  • Price: $295.00
    Ono Bakufu (B. Ohno) (1888-1976)
    Rice reaping; oban tate-e (14½ x 9¾ ). Signed Bakufu with red Bakufu and Shinagawa seals; published by Kyoto Hanga-in (1953). Condition: very good to excellent; very slight toning; full margins.
  • Price: $175.00
    Asano Takeji (1900-1999)
    Drizzling rain in Nijyo castle, Kyoto ; oban tate-e (14¼ x 9½ ). Signed Asano ga ; undated: later edition originally published in 1953 by Unsodo Han. Carver: Okura; printer: Shinmi. Condition: very good; tape residue in middle of left margin verso; full margins with Unsodo Gei watermark in lower left margin; deckle edges top and bottom; kento notch lower right.
  • Price: $275.00
    Asano Takeji (1900-1999)
    Tsukubasan jinja (Tsukubasan shrine) ; oban tate-e (13 x 9 ). Signed Asano ga in LR margin; dated Showa 19 (1944): rare first edition from WWII. Condition: very good; very slight toning throughout; tape residue on four corners verso; full margins.
  • Price: $275.00
    Nishijima Katsuyuki (B. 1945)
    Sunset sky , a relatively early impression (numbered 30/500 ); (15 x 10¼ ). Annotated in pencil across the bottom margin; red seal in LR corner. Condition of print: Excellent; full margins.
  • Price: $195.00
    Nishijima Katsuyuki (B. 1945)
    Yubahan , snow scene of a Machiya or traditional wooden town house with a storefront, founded in 1716, specializing in making yuba (dried thin tofu curd); (10¾ x 7¾ ). Pencil signed across the bottom. Condition of print: Excellent; full margins; tipped to presentation folder.
  • Price: $425.00
    Nishijima Katsuyuki (B. 1945)
    Ochiai Station ; (12½ x 18½ ): a large and early impression (numbered 15/500 ) from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido ;. Number, series title ( Kiso Kaido ) and signature (with adjoining red seal) in pencil across the bottom margin. Condition of print: Excellent; full margins.
  • Price: $195.00
    Nishijima Katsuyuki (B. 1945)
    Kyohoriya , a Kyoto shop; (10¾ x 7¾ ). Pencil signed across the bottom. Condition of print: Excellent; full margins; tipped to presentation folder
  • Price: $135.00
    Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965)
    Kokeshi Doll , oban tate-e (15 x 9¼ ). Kawano red seal LR; horizontal mica band across lower center. Condition: image excellent; margins trimmed; framed unmatted (matches #A0BO). Posthumous edition.
  • Price: $135.00
    Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965)
    Black Gloves, oban tate-e (15 x 9¼ ). Kawano red seal LL; black publisher's seal verso in margin; mica coating. Condition: excellent; full margins with deckle edges, but corners taped to 19 x 13 beige textured mat (old tape can be easily removed; matches #A0BM). Posthumous edition.
  • Price: $225.00
    Kiyohara Hitoshi (1896-1956)
    Four children cooking; oban yoko-e (9½ x 15¼ ). Signed with Hitoshi seal LR. Published by Kato Junji in late 1940s. Condition: good; full border at bottom and partially trimmed on other three sides.
  • Price: $295.00
    Fujita Fumio (B. 1933)
    Grove and horse ; oban tate-e (11 x 14½ ). Titled (in Japanese) Hiyashi-to uma , signed F. Fujita , dated (1965) and numbered (10/50) across the bottom in pencil. Condition: Good/excellent; full borders; slight bleeding of red pigment into margins; attached to presentation folio across the top.
  • Price: $135.00
    Toyokuni Utagawa (Toyokuni I) (1769-1825)
    Preparing for the Bath; oban tate-e (14¾ x 9¾ ). Signed Toyokuni ga ; Taisho-era restrike. Condition: good to very good; slight toning; two small pinholes.
  • Price: $250.00
    Yoshiume Nakajima (1819-1879)
    Traveler; chuban tata-e (10 x 7¼ ; printed on heavy washi). Signed Yoshiume ga . Condition: good: margins trimmed; foxing of image not apparent, but attached across the top to sheet with foxing.
  • Price: $250.00
    Kunisada Utagawa (Toyokuni Iii) (1786-1865)
    Actor (Gompachi reading a letter?) from Rien Kyokaku-den (Story of a Chivalrous Man from the Theatrical World); oban tate-e (14½ x 9¾ ). Signed Sichi jukusai Toyokuni hitsu (Drawn by 79 year-old Toyokuni) with Toshidama seal flanked by carver, publisher, and a combined aratame/date (Ne IV [4/1864]) seal. Condition: good; right and bottom margins trimmed; some raggedness to LR edge.
  • Price: $250.00
    Kunisada Utagawa (Toyokuni Iii) (1786-1865).
    Actor from Rien Kyokaku-den (Story of a Chivalrous Man from the Theatrical World); oban tate-e (14¼ x 9¾ ). Signed Juhassai Toyokuni hitsu (Drawn by 78 year-old Toyokuni) with Toshidama seal UL, flanked by publisher, carver, and a combined aratame/date (I IX [9/1863]) seal. Condition: good to very good; small pieces of residual paper glued across the back of top margin; right and bottom margins trimmed.
  • Price: $175.00
    Kunisada Utagawa (Toyokuni Iii) (1786-1865)
    Bando Hikosaburo V as Oiwa in Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan ; oban tate-e (13¼ x 9¼ ). Signed Toyokuni ga in Toshidama cartouche LL; aratame seal with date (Tori [1861]) and publisher's seal (Kagisho) in left margin; carver's seal in right margin; right panel contains a poem about butterflies by Shinsui; background still life designed by Gengyo Hiyagi. Condition: fair; horizontal fold across middle; margins torn and stained in several places; bottom margin trimmed.
  • Price: $250.00
    Kunisada Utagawa (Toyokuni Iii) (1786-1865)
    Unidentified actor; oban tate-e (14 x 9¾ ). Signed Toyokuni ga in Toshidama cartouche on right together with censor and date seals in black (unread); ca. 1850s. Condition: good; very fine carving of hair; some residual mica associated with black pigment; no tears or foxing; margins trimmed; backing of fine tissue paper which is slightly peeled away from LR corner.
  • Price: $275.00
    Kunisada Utagawa (Toyokuni Iii) (1786-1865)
    Geisha; oban tate-e (14 x 9¾ ). Signed Toyokuni ga in Toshidama cartouche with aratame (approved) seal LR; date (U VIII [8/1855]) and publisher's (Sano-ki) seals LL. Condition: good; framed and matted (OD = 21 x 16 ), residual folds; otherwise no tears, foxing, etc.
  • Price: $325.00
    Kunisada Utagawa (Toyokuni Iii) (1786-1865)
    Scene from Aoi (Heartvine), Chapter 9 in Sono Sugata Hikaru no Utsushi-e (Faithful Depictions of the Shining Prince); oban yoko-e (9¼ x 13 ; includes border). Various Genji-mon in border; signature ( Kokuteisha Toyokuni ga ) LR together with red Toshidama seal, combined aratame (approved) framed and matted (OD = 14¾ x 18¾ ); trimmed to borders except at top; colors strong.
  • Price: $175.00
    Hiroshige Iii (1843-1894)
    Riverside European-style buildings from the series Thirty-six views of Tokyo, chuban yoko-e (6½ x 8¾ ). Condition: good; very slight toning; slight darkening of outer margins; vibrant color; sky with bokashi (color gradation).
  • Price: $125.00
    Dorothy Bartholomew (1908-1997; Newport, Nh)
    Head of Christ (16½ x 8½ ). Titled LL; signed and dated ( '50 ) LR. Bartholomew, whose works (especially woodcuts) are just now emerging posthumously, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and in Europe. She lived most of her life in NH, exhibiting widely and receiving numerous awards, and opened the first art gallery in Newport. Her work emphasized New Enland and religious themes and is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and Pennsylvania Academy. Other available woodcuts by this artist can be found at www.rafa.com/bartholomew.html
  • Price: $110.00
    Dai Zen-zong (20th C.; China)
    Melon Field ; unframed (20 x 16). Titled, dated ( 1985 ), numbered ( 23/100 ), and signed in pencil across the bottom margin.
  • Price: $75.00
    R. Hugo (20th C.; Virginia City, Nv)
    Fourth Ward School ; woodblock print on thick 16 x 12 cardstock as shown; unframed. Signed LR en bloc; numbered 6 ) and titled in pencil across the bottom.
  • Price: $150.00
    Ginko Adachi (Fl. 1874-1897)
    Obako Chochin from the Great Edo series; oban tata-e (14 x 9¼ ), dated 1897. Condition: good; borders variably trimmed as shown; slightly toned; backed by rice paper.
  • Price: $110.00
    Nozaki Shinjiro (B. 1923)
    Untitled; Abstract silkscreen image measures 5¾ x 3 on 9¼ x 7 paper, mounted across the top within a 12½ x 8¾ presentation folio. Numbered ( 38/130 ), dated ( '73-2 ), and signed in pencil across the bottom. Condition: excellent.
  • Price: $275.00
    Utagawa Yoshiiku (1833-1904)
    Scene from the series 36 Restaurants ; oban tate-e (13¼ x 8¾ ). Signed Chokaro Yoshiiku ga ; published by Tsutakichi; ca. 1870s. Condition of print: good; colors still fresh; margins partially trimmed; two small wormholes on right side; attached to presentation folder by UR corner. Yoshiiku was one of the best pupils of Kuniyoshi, eventually rivaling his contemporary Yoshitoshi in popularity. After the Meiji restoration he also became popular as a newpaper illustrator. This print illustrates the early use of the new aniline dyes, which became available to printmakers after trade with the West opened up in the 1860s and which would become the standard colors used in prints during the following decades.
  • Price: $195.00
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
    The father returns from military duty from Kyokun Zen-aku Zukai (Pictoral Explanations of the Teachings of Good and Evil) ; chuban yoko-e (6½ x 8¼ ). Signed by Yoshitoshi LR; ca. 1880. Condition of print: good to very good; vivid colors; full margins; slight toning; small scratch in UR background wall; white tape across top margin, not touching image. This ia a chuban-sized print from Yoshitoshi's charming set on Meiji morals. The strange, ghost-like figures hovering around the characters are the spirits of good and evil (here all good) who push the characters into certain actions and applaud when they follow. The scene here shows the father, who wears the uniform of a military commander, returning to his family, who bow down before him. The words of the conversation are written on the pale green flooring.
  • Price: $125.00
    Bryant Tikik (L. 20th C; Nunavut, Canada)
    Man and his country (6 x 4 ). Unframed but within a 10 x 8 matte with backing; numbered ( 22/50 ), titled, signed and dated ( '12/76 ) across the bottom margin in pencil.
  • Price: $125.00
    Sonan Noda (Mid 20th C.)
    Horse ; oban yoko-e (10¾ x 15½ ). Signed Noda with Noda seal; Red seals of publisher ( Hanmoto Kyoto Hanga-in together with those of the carver and printer in left lower margin; ca. 1960s. Condition of print: Excellent; no apparent blemishes except for slight amount of printer's ink in lower margin; right margin with deckle edge; tipped at top to presentation folio.
  • Price: $325.00
    Takagi Shiro (B. 1934)
    Hair Bird ; oban tate-e (9¾ x 15¼ ). Numbered ( 32/100 ), titled, dated ( 1972 ), and signed S. Takagi in pencil across the bottom. Condition: very good; minor bleeding of vegetable dyes (typically not considered a flaw); full margins.
  • Price: $95.00
    Tejima Keizaburo (B. 1935)
    Tairyo (Big Catch of Fish) ; koban yoko-e (4 x 5¾ ). Numbered ( 2/50 ), titled and pencil-signed ( Keisaburo ) across the bottom. Ca. 1970s. Condition: excellent; large margins; no sign of any prior mounts.
  • Price: $175.00
    Miwa Chosei (B. 1901-1983)
    Peony ; oban tata-e (14½ x 9¾ ). Signed Chosei with Shinagawa seal LL; published ca. 1960s by Kyoto Hanga-in. Condition: very good; intact borders; ( KYOTO HANGAIN LTD. ) stamped in red verso in lower border; slight wrinkling at top center and bottom center; attached at the top to presentation folio.
  • Price: $250.00
    Hidayat (20th C.; Indonesia)
    Oceanside farm. Unusually large (30 x 23½ ) woodblock print by this popular Indonesian artist. Framed numbered, signed and dated [ (1) yat 76 ] LR.
  • Price: $175.00
    Morikawa Sobun (1847-1902)
    Tsuga oji ame (Rain in the hemlock forest); chuban yoko-e (8 x 10¾ ). Signed Sobun with Sa seal LL.; ca. 1890s. Condition of print: very good; full margins; tape attached to upper corners of back.
  • Price: $175.00
    Takeuchi Keishu (1861-1942)
    Meiji couple with bamboo; aiban tate-e (8¾ x 12 ); kuchi-e (frontispiece) print, ca. 1900. Keishu seal LL. Condition: fair; small top margin, but others absent; small wrinkling throughout; excellent printing technique with very fine carving of neck hairs, robe and bamboo details, etc.
  • Price: $150.00
    Inoue Akitoyo (E. 20th C)
    Shaku-kyo Actor; oban tata-e (framed x 9¼ ). Signed Akitoyo with Uchida (publisher) seal underneath. (Note: a companion piece indicating an actor from the same Noh play is also available for the same price [#A1AHb] - indicated by final pictures.) Legend says that O-e Hiramoto (1148-1225), one of the famed Japanese warriors, was converted to Buddhism, became a priest, and went to China in order to practice the austerities. One day during his sojourn in China he met with the spirit of a lion who suddenly appeared in his presence from among blooming peonies and performed a beautiful dance when he started to cross a stone bridge. This legend represents each Buddhist believer's ecstatic world with birds singing and flowers smiling, and is dramatized in the Noh play entitled 'SHAKU-KYO' or 'Stone Bridge'. --From Publisher's note attached verso.
  • Price: $195.00
    Nishjima Katsuyuki (B. 1945)
    Ippodo Tea Co. ; chuban yoko-e (8 x 10¾ ). Pencil signed across the bottom. Condition of print: Excellent; full margins; tipped to presentation folder. Note: other woodblocks by Nishijima are available; please inquire.
  • Price: $225.00
    Sone Kiyoharu (B. 1945)
    Kabuki Theater ; oban yoko-e (9¾ x13¾ ). Numbered ( 98/250 ) and pencil-signed Kiyoharu Sone in Japanese across the bottom. Condition: very good; ink stains in lower margin not affecting image; some wrinkling of left and right margins; image intact and vivid.
  • Price: $225.00
    Fujita Fumio (B. 1933)
    Trees ; chuban (7¼ x 7¼ ). Signed F. Fujita (also in Japanese), dated (1978) and numbered (32/200) across the bottom in pencil. Condition: excellent; full borders, attached to presentation folio on left side. Note: other woodblocks by Fujita are available; please inquire.
  • Price: $175.00
    Ueno Tadamasa (1904-1970)
    Kanjincho ; from the series Kabuki juhachi ban (Eighteen Kabuki) ; oban tate-e (14 x 9½ ). Signed Tadamasa in Japanese with red Tadamasa seal; published in 1952 by Shokokusha and printed by Shinmi Saburo (light light gray seals in LL margin). Condition: very good; very slightly toned in visible area due to previous framing; lower robe with white mica; no folds or tears; very good color; full margins with top deckle edge.
  • Price: $125.00
    Wada Sanzo (1883-1968)
    Farm Family ; from the series Occupations of Showa Japan in Pictures ; oban yoko-e (11¼ x 16 ). Signed Sanzo in Japanese with Sanzo seal; published mid-1950s by Kyoto Hanga-in (red Kyoto Hanga-in moderate toning, especially in upper full margins. Note: other woodblocks by Sanzo are available; please inquire.
  • Price: $175.00
    Ito Nisaburo
    Chushojima area in Kyoto . Framed and matted; oban tate-e (visible area 15½ x 10¼ ). Signed Nisaburo in Japanese and Nis with publisher's seal (Uchida). Condition of print: Excellent; lower corners of the frame slightly damaged; print not examined out of frame.
  • Price: $250.00
    Isoda Mataichiro (1907-1998)
    Shirakawa in Kyoto . Attractively framed and double matted; visible area: oban yoko-e (9 x 14¼ ). Signed Mataichiro hitsu in Japanese with artist's seal. Published by Unsodo in 1950s. Condition: excellent; no apparent blemishes; not examined out of frame.
  • Price: $195.00
    Omura Koyo (B. 1891)
    Moon over Kyoto Temple ; oban tata-e (15½ x 10¾ ). Signed Koyo in Japanese with unidentified (top) and Shinagawa (bottom) seals below signature; published ca. 1950s by Kyoto Hanga-in (red Kyoto Hanga-in full margins with deckle edges top tipped to presentation folio.
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