Auction 28.03.1995

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 28.03.1995

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SHUNSHO (1725-1792): hosoban , 28.7 x 13.5cm., a full length portrait of an...

SHUNSHO (1725-1792): hosoban , 28.7 x 13.5cm., a full length portrait of an actor, probably Arashi Sankatsu, looking at the reflection of his face in a tub, signed Shunsho ga , the collector Hayashi Tadamasa's seal, good impression, rather faded and slight oxidization, water stain; and a book plate

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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UTAMARO (1754-1806): oban tate-e , 38 x 25.3cm, a lady in black kimono...

UTAMARO (1754-1806): oban tate-e , 38 x 25.3cm, a lady in black kimono sitting on a bamboo bench reading a letter, from the series Nastu-isho tosei bijin 'Beauties in summer fashion of the day', subtitle Echigo-ya shiire no chijimi muki , signed Utamaro hitsu , published by Izumiya--good impression

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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UTAMARO (1754-1806): oban tate-e, 36.7 x 24.5cm., a bust portrait of three...

UTAMARO (1754-1806): oban tate-e, 36.7 x 24.5cm., a bust portrait of three women each holding an advertisement for sweets, signed Utamaro hitsu , published by Yamaguchiya Chusuke--good impression, faded, the signature partly trimmed, minor restorations and creases, laid down

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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UTAMARO (1754-1806): aiban tate-e, 33.3 x 22.5cm., a bust portrait of the...

UTAMARO (1754-1806): aiban tate-e, 33.3 x 22.5cm., a bust portrait of the courtesan Karaaya of Chojiya holding a letter, signed Utamaro hitsu , published by Isekane--good impression, faded, slightly foxed, soiled and creased, minor restorations

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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CHOKI ( fl. c. 1772-1800): oban tate-e , triptych, each approx. 32 x 21cm...

CHOKI ( fl. c. 1772-1800): oban tate-e , triptych, each approx. 32 x 21cm., depicting a parody of Urashima Taro receiving a souvenier tamatebako from Oto-hime (the Dragon King's daughter) at the Dragon's Palace, signed Shiko ga , published by Tsutaya Juzaburo -- good impression, rather faded, slight

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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TOYOKUNI (1769-1825): kakemono-e , 75.8 x 24.8cm., a standing bijin holding...

TOYOKUNI (1769-1825): kakemono-e , 75.8 x 24.8cm., a standing bijin holding up a sash and playing with a cat, signed Toyokuni ga , unidentified publisher's seal, good impression and colour, slightly soiled and rubbed, fold mark, minor wormage and restorations; and EISEN (1790-1848): oban tate-e

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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TOYOKUNI/HOKUSHU AND HOKUJU: oban tate-e, a sheet from a larger...

TOYOKUNI/HOKUSHU AND HOKUJU: oban tate-e, a sheet from a larger composition; two women and a girl on the beach; an actor playing the role of a cat; the actor Sawamura Tanosuke as Hisamatsu holding an abacus; and Segawa Roko as Hatsuhana by a waterfall, all signed Toyokuni ga ; a full length portrait

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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TOYOKUNI II (1777-1835): oban yoko-e, 25.3cm. x 37.8cm., Oyama yau, Tomomae...

TOYOKUNI II (1777-1835): oban yoko-e, 25.3cm. x 37.8cm., Oyama yau, Tomomae Fudo chojo no zu "Night rain at Oyama, the view of the Tomomae Fudo Shrine and the peak" from the series Meisho Hakkei "Eight views of famous places", signed Toyokuni hitsu , sealed Utagawa and published by Iseya Rihei--very

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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ICHIKAWA DANJURO VII (1791-1859): surimono , kakuban , 20.5 x 18cm., a...

ICHIKAWA DANJURO VII (1791-1859): surimono , kakuban , 20.5 x 18cm., a self-portrait of the actor in shibaraku costume, the figure set against a blue background, with three poems above, signed Shichidaime Danjuro --good impression and colour, tape stains, minor creases

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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HOKKEI (1780-1850): surimono, kakuban , 20.3 x 17.8cm., a carp rising...

HOKKEI (1780-1850): surimono, kakuban , 20.3 x 17.8cm., a carp rising through aquatic plants, two kyoka poems by Seigokuro Kuratsumi and Ichienso, signed Hokkei and sealed, good impression, slightly faded, traces of tapes on the reverse; and TAITO II ( fl . 1810-53): tanzaku , 35.7 x 16.5cm., an

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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HOKUSAI SCHOOL: surimono , 20.8 x 27.8cm., six geisha girls entertaining a...

HOKUSAI SCHOOL: surimono , 20.8 x 27.8cm., six geisha girls entertaining a man by playing shamisen , singing and dancing, poems on the top--good impression and colour, some minor stains, very slightly soiled, vertical fold line, pasted on board at the edge

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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ATTRIBUTED TO EIZAN, oban yoko-e, 25.1 x 38.7cm., abuna-e , a young man...

ATTRIBUTED TO EIZAN, oban yoko-e, 25.1 x 38.7cm., abuna-e , a young man offering a sake cup to a courtesan, good impression, rather faded, slightly creased and soiled, minor wormage; TOYOKUNI AND OTHERS: four surimono including one by Toyokuni of a hare writing; another of an elephant in a boat

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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EISEN (1790-1848): oban tate-e , 39 x 26.1cm, the courtesan Katsuse of...

EISEN (1790-1848): oban tate-e , 39 x 26.1cm, the courtesan Katsuse of Tamaya standing by a shamisen , from the series Keisei dochu sugoroku , a landscape entitled Kambara in a small cartouche on top left, signed Keisai Eisen ga , published by Tsutaya Kichizo --good impression and colour, slight

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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EISEN (1790-1848): oban tate-e, 38.6 x 26.2cm., okubi-e from the series...

EISEN (1790-1848): oban tate-e, 38.6 x 26.2cm., okubi-e from the series Imayo bijin juni-kei "Twelve modern day beauties", subtitles Tegowaso "The strong-minded type" and Fukagawa Hachiman no Shin-Fuji "The 'New Fuji' at the Hachiman Shrine in Fukagawa", a beauty making up, signed Eisen ga

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): oban tate-e, a triptych, left sheet 36.4 x 24.5cm...

KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): oban tate-e, a triptych, left sheet 36.4 x 24.5cm., centre and right sheets 37.3 x 25.5cm., a giant skelton spectre summoned up by the magic of Princess Takiyasha to attack Oyake Taro Mitsukuni and Araimaru, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga --good impressions and colour, slight

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): kakemono-e , 73 x 25.1cm., a tiger and bamboo...

KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): kakemono-e , 73 x 25.1cm., a tiger and bamboo, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga and sei in a toshidama seal--good impression and colour, slightly toned, soiled and stained

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): oban tate-e, 36 x 25cm., Oniwakamaru grappling with...

KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): oban tate-e, 36 x 25cm., Oniwakamaru grappling with a giant carp, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga , good impression and colour, trimmed and rubbed; two others from the Suiko-den series; Suo-no-naishi with her lady-in-waiting from the series Hyakunin-isshu no uchi ; a bust

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): oban yoko-e, 24.7 x 36.8cm., Yoko from the set...

KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): oban yoko-e, 24.7 x 36.8cm., Yoko from the set Nijushi-ko doji kagami 'Mirror of the twenty-four paragons of filial piety', Yoko protecting his father from a tiger, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga , published by Wakasaya, good impression, rather faded, toned and soiled; oban

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNIYOSHI/KUNIMARO AND OTHERS: an oban tate-e, by Kuniyoshi, 37.5 x...

KUNIYOSHI/KUNIMARO AND OTHERS: an oban tate-e, by Kuniyoshi, 37.5 x 22.5cm., Fujiwara Yasuaki in armour holding a lance; another, 37 x 25.5cm., nine cats dressed as men at play, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga ; another depicting a tiger catching a cockerel, signed Kunimaro ga ; and ten others of

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNIYOSHI AND YOSHITOSHI: oban tate-e, 37 x 24cm., 37 x 25cm. and 37 x...

KUNIYOSHI AND YOSHITOSHI: oban tate-e, 37 x 24cm., 37 x 25cm. and 37 x 25cm., Nissaka from the series Tokaido goju-san tsui , an apparition by a pine tree and a traveller holding a baby; Tsumagome from the set Kiso Kaido rokuju-kyu tsugi no uchi , Kuzunoha revealing her true identity to Abe no

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): oban tate-e, a triptych, each sheet approx. 37 x...

KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861): oban tate-e, a triptych, each sheet approx. 37 x 24.5cm., Mitate Tokaido gojusan-tsugi Okabe, Neko-ishi no yurai 'A parody of Okabe, the fifty-three stations of the Tokaido, The origin of the Cat-stone', a cat disguised as a court lady is revealing the true identity to

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNISADA (1786-1864): oban tate-e, a group or twelve including bijin-e...

KUNISADA (1786-1864): oban tate-e, a group or twelve including bijin-e , theatrical scenes, three bust portraits; two sheets with Ushiwakamaru and Benkei; a half disrobed-woman washing and combing her hair with a baby on her back, from the set Edo Jiman and a bust portrait of a young woman, from the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNISADA AND KUNIYOSHI: oban tate-e, 37.5 x 27cm. and 37 x 26cm., aizuri-e...

KUNISADA AND KUNIYOSHI: oban tate-e, 37.5 x 27cm. and 37 x 26cm., aizuri-e , a full-length portrait of the courtesan Yatsuhashi of Nakamanjiya accompanied by a kamuro , signed Gototei Kunisada ga , published by Izutsuya, good impression and colour, slight wormage, slightly soiled and rubbed, pasted

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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KUNISADA/KUNIYOSHI AND OTHERS: oban tate-e, a group of eight prints mainly...

KUNISADA/KUNIYOSHI AND OTHERS: oban tate-e, a group of eight prints mainly of ghosts, three by Kunisda, one by Kunisada II, One by Hiroshige depicting Kuzunoha, two by Kuniyoshi and the last by Kunichika, all signed--generally good impressions and colour, various condition (8

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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HIROSHIGE/EISEN TOYOSHIGE AND OTHERS: oban tate-e , each approx. 37 x 25...

HIROSHIGE/EISEN TOYOSHIGE AND OTHERS: oban tate-e , each approx. 37 x 25 cm., Takanawa and Inokashira from the series Meisho Edo Hyakkei series, both signed Hiroshige ga , published by Uoya Eikichi; a harimaze-e , signed Hiroshige ; a portrait of standing beauty from the series Tosei bijin awase

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban yoko-e , 25.5 x 37.6cm., Kuwana from the series...

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban yoko-e , 25.5 x 37.6cm., Kuwana from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi 'The fifty-three stations of Tokaido, depicting boats crossing the sea, signed, published by Hoeido--good impression and colour, lightly backed, some worm holes, very slightly soiled, left

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban yoko-e, 24.3 x 35.9cm., Tsuchiyama, Haru no ame...

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban yoko-e, 24.3 x 35.9cm., Tsuchiyama, Haru no ame 'Spring rain at Tsuchiyama' from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi 'The fifty-three stations of the Tokaido', signed Hiroshige ga , published by Hoeido/Senkakudo--moderately good impression, slightly faded, pasted on

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £1,500 - £1,800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban yoko-e, 25.2 x 38.7cm. and 24.8 x 37.2cm...

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban yoko-e, 25.2 x 38.7cm. and 24.8 x 37.2cm., Numazu, tasogare no zu 'Dusk scene at Numazu' and Hiratsuka, Nawate-michi 'Nawate Road, Hiratsuka' from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi 'The fifty-three stations of the Tokaido', signed Hiroshige ga , published by

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £1,500 - £1,800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban tate-e , 36 x 24.3cm., Toto Sukiya-gashi 'The...

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban tate-e , 36 x 24.3cm., Toto Sukiya-gashi 'The river bank at Sukiya' from the series Fuji sanjurokkei 'The thirty-six views of Mt. Fuji', signed Hiroshige ga , published by Tsutaya Kichizo--good impression and colour, slightly soiled, binding holes in left margin, tiny pin

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £650 - £800

Date: 28 Mar 1995

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HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban tate-e, 35.7 x 23.7cm., Oji, Shozoku-enoki...

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858): oban tate-e, 35.7 x 23.7cm., Oji, Shozoku-enoki, omisoka no kitsune-bi 'New Year's Eve foxfires, at nettle tree, Oji' from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei 'One hundred views of famous places in Edo', signed Hiroshige ga , published by Uoya Eikichi--good impression and colour

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 28 Mar 1995