Auction 16.06.1992

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 16.06.1992

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TORII KIYOMITSU (1735-85), hosoban , 29 x 13.9cm., a full length portrait...

TORII KIYOMITSU (1735-85), hosoban , 29 x 13.9cm., a full length portrait of the actor Bando Hikosaburo as a water-seller, signed Torii Kiyomitsu ga , good impression, slightly faded and soiled, tiny restorations, lightly backed, a collector's seal

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HARUNOBU (1724-1770), hosoban , 30.5 x 14cm., mizu-e , a Chinese man in a...

HARUNOBU (1724-1770), hosoban , 30.5 x 14cm., mizu-e , a Chinese man in a boat and a page poling it in a snowy river, a Chinese poem at upper right, signed Harunobu ga , published probably by Iwatoya Gempachi, good impression and colour, creased, slight soiling and damage

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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BUNCHO ( fl. c. 1765-92), hosoban , 33 x 15.3cm., a full length portrait of...

BUNCHO ( fl. c. 1765-92), hosoban , 33 x 15.3cm., a full length portrait of the actor Matsumoto Koshiro wearing a cloth cap carrying a plum branch and ema on his back, singed Ippitsusai Buncho ga , good impression and colour, some oxidization, small worm holes, slightly damaged, a water stain

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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KIYONAGA (1752-1815), chuban tate-e , 25.3 x 19.1cm., 'Oji' from the set...

KIYONAGA (1752-1815), chuban tate-e , 25.3 x 19.1cm., 'Oji' from the set Azuma natsu jukkei 'Ten summer views in the East', two women, one seated on a bench smoking, signed Kiyonaga ga , good impression, rather faded, slightly soiled, lightly backed

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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UTAMARO (1753-1806), oban tate-e, 36.9 x 25.5cm., the courtesan Hitomoto of...

UTAMARO (1753-1806), oban tate-e, 36.9 x 25.5cm., the courtesan Hitomoto of Daimonjiya seated holding a fan by a fish bowl, a poem in upper part, from the set Yukun Nana-Komachi 'Courtesans as Seven Komachi', singed Utamaro hitsu , published by Izumiya, good impression and colour, creases, slight

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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UTAMARO (1753-1806), oban tate-e, 36.2 x 25cm., a courtesan with an open...

UTAMARO (1753-1806), oban tate-e, 36.2 x 25cm., a courtesan with an open umbrella accompanied by a shinzo carrying a shamisen box and a lantern in driving rain, signed Utamaro hitsu , published by Moriya Jihei, good impression and colour, very slightly soiled, minute holes, lightly backed

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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UTAMARO (1753-1806), oban tate-e, 36.3 x 25.1cm., 'Shimizu' from the set...

UTAMARO (1753-1806), oban tate-e, 36.3 x 25.1cm., 'Shimizu' from the set Furyu nana-Komachi 'Fashionable seven Komachi', a woman arranging the hair of another, signed Utamaro hitsu , published by Tsuruya Kinsuke, moderately good impression, slightly faded, centre fold mark, lightly backed, the title

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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TOYOKUNI II (1777-1835), oban tate-e, 36.8 x 25.4cm., Furyu Azuma sugata...

TOYOKUNI II (1777-1835), oban tate-e, 36.8 x 25.4cm., Furyu Azuma sugata juni-shi 'Fashinable styles of the East and twelve zodiac signs', a bust portrait of a young woman putting nails for playing a koto , the cartouche at top right with a snake among wisteria by Kunihiro, signed Gosotei Toyokuni

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 25.7 x 37.9cm., Koshu Inume-toge 'Inume...

HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 25.7 x 37.9cm., Koshu Inume-toge 'Inume Pass in Kai Province' from the series Fuji sanju-rokkei 'Thirty-six views of Mt. Fuji', signed Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu , published by Eijudo, good impression and colour, minor damage at top right edge, residue of tapes on

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban tate-e, 25.5 x 38.1cm., Soshu Enoshima 'Enoshima...

HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban tate-e, 25.5 x 38.1cm., Soshu Enoshima 'Enoshima in Sagami Province' from the series Fugaku sanju-rokkei 'Thirty-six views of Mt. Fuji', signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu , published by Eijudo, kiwame seal, good impression and colour, centre fold mark, very slightly soiled

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £4,500 - £5,500

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 25.6 x 37.6cm., the poem of Ono no...

HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 25.6 x 37.6cm., the poem of Ono no Komachi from the series Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki 'The one hundred poems as told by the nurse', signed Zen Hokusai manji , published by Eijudo, fine impression, slightly toned, a minute hole repaired, two small sections of paper

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 24.2.x.37.1cm., thr poem of Fujiwara...

HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 24.2.x.37.1cm., thr poem of Fujiwara Michinobu Ason, from the series Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki 'The hundred poems as told by the nurse', a group of palanquin bearers running down the steps, signed Zen Hokusai Manji , published by Eijudo, kiwame seal, very good

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 24.5 x 35.7cm., Ryudo shoto 'Pines and...

HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 24.5 x 35.7cm., Ryudo shoto 'Pines and waves at Ryudo' from the series Ryukyu hakkei 'The eight views of Ryukyu Islands', signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu , published by Moriya Jihei, good impression and colour, centre fold mark, publisher's seal and title cartouche

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 24.4 x 36.2cm., Senki yagetsu 'Evening...

HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 24.4 x 36.2cm., Senki yagetsu 'Evening moon at Senki' from the series Ryukyu hakkei 'The eight views of Ryukyu Islands', signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu , published by Moriya Jihei, good impression, very slightly faded, centre fold mark, corners very slightly

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban tate-e, 36.9 x 25cm., Mino no kuni Yoro no taki...

HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban tate-e, 36.9 x 25cm., Mino no kuni Yoro no taki 'Yoro Waterfall in Mino Province' from the series Shokoku taki meguri 'A journey to the waterfalls of all the provinces', signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu , published by Eijudo, Kiwame seal, good impression and colour, minor

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £4,500 - £6,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 26.3 x 38.2cm., 'Yodo River' from the set...

HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 26.3 x 38.2cm., 'Yodo River' from the set Setsu-getsu-ka 'Snow, Moon and Flower', Yodo Castle at right foreground, several barges on the river, some being towed, signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu , good impression, slightly faded and toned, very slightly soiled and

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 25.5 x 36.4cm., the poem by Teishin-ko...

HOKUSAI (1760-1849), oban yoko-e, 25.5 x 36.4cm., the poem by Teishin-ko, from the series Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki 'Hundred poems explained by the nurse', a nobleman with three retainers and three footmen greeted by a group of priest, signed Zen Hokusai Manji , good impression and colour

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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KUNISADA (1786-1864), oban yoko-e, 38.5 x 26.1cm., Shinobazu-ike Benten...

KUNISADA (1786-1864), oban yoko-e, 38.5 x 26.1cm., Shinobazu-ike Benten 'Benten Shrine, Shinobazu Pond' from the set Komo abura-e meisho zukushi , signed Motome ni yotte Kunisada egaku (painted by Kunisada by request), published by Yamaguchiya Tobei, good impression and colour, pasted down at the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,500

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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KUNISADA (1786-1864), oban yoko-e, 24.6 x 37.2cm., Sesshu awabi-tori no zu...

KUNISADA (1786-1864), oban yoko-e, 24.6 x 37.2cm., Sesshu awabi-tori no zu 'Collecting abalones in the Province of Settsu', woman divers and two boats, signed Kochoro Kunisada ga , red seal and kiwame seal, published by Yamaguchiya Tobei, very good impression, rather faded, faint centre fold mark

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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KUNISADA (1786-1864), oban tate-e, 35.5 x 24.3cm., 35.5 x 24.2cm., 37.1 x...

KUNISADA (1786-1864), oban tate-e, 35.5 x 24.3cm., 35.5 x 24.2cm., 37.1 x 25.5cm. and 35.5 x 24.3cm., four prints from the series Niju-shi ko imayo bijin 'Twenty-four present day beauties', Toji suki (ko) 'Beauty who likes hot-spring', Taki suki 'Beauties who like a waterfall', Hauta suki 'Beauty

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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KUNISADA/HIROSHIGE/KUNIYOSHI AND OTHERS, an album, 37 x 25.3cm., containing...

KUNISADA/HIROSHIGE/KUNIYOSHI AND OTHERS, an album, 37 x 25.3cm., containing 26 oban tate-e, including 2 triptychs, mostly with beauties, some with Genji and his ladies, signed, generally moderately good impressions, good colour, binding holes, lightly backed, some very slightly soiled, minor stains

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861), oban tate-e, 38 x 26cm. and 38.2 x 25.6cm., from the...

KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861), oban tate-e, 38 x 26cm. and 38.2 x 25.6cm., from the set E-kyodai mitate musha awase 'Brother-pictures: a select comparison of worriors', a woman with packages slung over her shoulder; and another from the set Tosei Edo kanoko 'Modern Edo spotted dress-materials', a woman with

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861), oban tate-e, 36.8 x 24.2cm. and 36.2 x 24.5cm...

KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861), oban tate-e, 36.8 x 24.2cm. and 36.2 x 24.5cm., Hakone and Ishiyakushi from the series Tokaido goju-san tsui , the first with Soga Goro (Hako-o) carrying a sword box, the second with Yoshitsune and Musashi Benkei, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga and Chooro Kuniyoshi ga

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861), oban yoko-e, 25.2 x 36.1cm., Suzaki hatsuhi-no-de no...

KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861), oban yoko-e, 25.2 x 36.1cm., Suzaki hatsuhi-no-de no zu 'Sunrise on the New Year's Day at Suzaki' from the set Toto meisho 'Famous places of the Eastern Capital', signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga , published by Kagaya Kichiemon of Ryogoku, kiwame seal, good impression and colour

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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ATTRIBUTED TO KUNIYOSHI dai oban yoko-e , 36.9 x 50.2cm., an erotic print...

ATTRIBUTED TO KUNIYOSHI dai oban yoko-e , 36.9 x 50.2cm., an erotic print, signed Ichimyokai Hodoyoshi ga zu , good impression, rather faded, centre fold mark, lightly backed, rather rubbed and slightly soiled

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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EISEN (1790-1848), oban tate-e, 38.9 x 27cm., an okubi-e of a courtesan...

EISEN (1790-1848), oban tate-e, 38.9 x 27cm., an okubi-e of a courtesan reading a letter with a toothpick bewtween her teeth, from the set Imayo bijin juni-kei 'Fashionable beauties, twelve sceneries', the view of Yoshiwara in a scroll-shaped cartouche above, signed Keisai Eisen ga , published by

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), oban yoko-e, approx. 25.3 x 36.6cm., a carp, from a...

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), oban yoko-e, approx. 25.3 x 36.6cm., a carp, from a 'Fish series', a poem by Makuzu above, signed Hiroshige hitsu , sealed Ichiryusai , published by Yamadaya Shojiro, good impression and colour, centre fold mark, minute holes at right edge, very slight soiling at top corners

Lot #: 45

Estimate: £1,500 - £1,800

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), oban yoko-e, 25.1 x 37.4cm., Gion-sha setchu 'Gion...

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), oban yoko-e, 25.1 x 37.4cm., Gion-sha setchu 'Gion Shrine in snow', from the set Kyoto meisho no uchi 'From the famous places of Kyoto', signed Hiroshige ga and sealed Ichiryusai , publisher's seal of Eisendo (Kawaguchi Shozo) and kiwame seal in blue in the right margin, very

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), oban yoko-e, 24.1 x 37.5cm., Kameyama, yukibare...

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), oban yoko-e, 24.1 x 37.5cm., Kameyama, yukibare 'Kameyama, Clear weather after snow' from the series Tokaido gojusan-tsugi no uchi 'From the fifty-three stations of the Tokaido', signed Hiroshige ga , published by Hoeido/Senkakudo, kiwame seal in left margin, good impression

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £5,000 - £6,000

Date: 16 Jun 1992

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HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), oban tate-e, 36.1 x 24.7cm., Musashi, Sumida-gawa...

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), oban tate-e, 36.1 x 24.7cm., Musashi, Sumida-gawa yuki no asa 'Morning after snow on the Sumida River in Musashi Province' from the series Rokuju-yo shu meisho zue 'Famous places of the sixty-odd provinces', signed Hiroshige hitsu , published by Koshimuraya Heisuke, good

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 16 Jun 1992