Japanese and Korean Art

Christie's
18 March 2014, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 18.03.2014

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Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770) Color woodcut: a courtesan of the Ibarakiya brothel coaxing her client to stay, an allusive picture ( mitate-e ) to the legend of Watanabe no Tsuna and the demon Ibaraki at the Rashomon gate, the girl's hidden

Lot #: 412

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Color woodcut: two beauties shown half length, one leaning over the other with a pipe as the other turns from her handiwork to speak with her, from the series Fujin tewaza juniko (Twelve types of women's

Lot #: 415

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Color woodcuts: two prints, comprising a triple half-length portrait of three beauties showing each other unrolled sheets of inscribed paper, signed [Uta]maro hitsu and published by Enshuya Matabei; and a bust

Lot #: 416

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Two color woodcuts: comprising a half-length portrait of a beauty with an umbrella, publishd by Tsuruya Kichibei, and a half-length image of a beauty performing joruri , from the series Tosei musume joruri

Lot #: 417

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Color woodcut: a half-length image of the courtesan Karakoto and girl attendant of the Chojiya brothel, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Wakasaya Yoichi; together with a reprint of an image from the series

Lot #: 418

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Color woodcut: a mother lifts a mosquito net to comfort her young boy, who is having a nightmare, realized in the dream cartouche above of goblins, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Omiya Gonkuro, grey

Lot #: 419

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Color woodcut: a young woman strums a shamisen as a boy clasps her from behind, an allusive picture to Sekidera, from the series Furyu nana Komachi (Fashionable Seven Komachi), signed Utamaro hitsu and

Lot #: 420

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) After Torii Kiyonaga (19th ce...

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) After Torii Kiyonaga (19th century)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) After Torii Kiyonaga (19th century) Color woodcuts: two long and narrow prints, one a vertically designed print of the two lovers Osome and Hisamatsu handling a decorative

Lot #: 421

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Mother Suckling Her Baby
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Mother Suckling Her Baby Color woodcut: a young woman suckling her baby beside a lacquered mirror stand, the glass of the mirror applied with silver mica and the stand burnished, the woman's robe with embossed

Lot #: 422

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Katsukawa Shuncho (act. 1780-95)

Katsukawa Shuncho (act. 1780-95)
Katsukawa Shuncho (act. 1780-95)
Katsukawa Shuncho (act. 1780-95) Color woodcuts: two pairs of amorous couples, from the series Imayo irokuni no ito --faded, creased and stained, one considerably wormed oban yoko-e : 9¾ x 14 5/8in. (24.8 x 37.2cm.); 9 5/8 x 14 3/8in

Lot #: 423

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1827)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1827)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1827) Color woodcuts: three erotic prints, one plate number 7 of Utamaro's set Negai no itoguchi , featuring the clandestine meeting between a married woman and

Lot #: 424

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)
Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Color woodcuts: a group of eight prints, comprising Okegawa , from the series Kisokaido rokujukyu tsugi no uchi (The sixty-nine stations of the Kisokaido), unsigned

Lot #: 427

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Asakusa-Tanbo, Torinomachi-mode (Asakusa rice fields during the cock festival), from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (One hundred views of famous places of Edo)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Asakusa-Tanbo, Torinomachi-mode (Asakusa rice fields during the cock festival

Lot #: 428

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Asakusa Kinryuzan (Asakusa Kinryuzan [Sensoji Temple]), from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (One hundred views of famous places of Edo)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Asakusa Kinryuzan (Asakusa Kinryuzan [Sensoji Temple]), from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (One hundred

Lot #: 429

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Tokaido kawa zukushi Oigawa no zu (Collection of rivers along the Tokaido: View of the Oi River)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848) Tokaido kawa zukushi Oigawa no zu (Collection of rivers along the Tokaido: View of the Oi River) Color woodcut triptych: women and their

Lot #: 430

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$2,500

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Toto han'ei no zu (View of the bustling eastern capital)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848) Toto han'ei no zu (View of the bustling eastern capital) Color woodcut triptych: view of a busy street in Edo, the three panels connected by a blue skyline, signed Hiroshige ga and

Lot #: 431

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Toto han'ei no zu (View of the bustling eastern capital)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848) Toto han'ei no zu (View of the bustling eastern capital) Color woodcut triptych: a view of the busy street life in Edo, signed Hiroshige ga and published by Izutsuya Shokichi--good

Lot #: 432

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Toto han'ei no zu (View of the bustling eastern capital)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848) Toto han'ei no zu (View of the bustling eastern capital) Color woodcut triptych: scenes of passersby in front of a theater in a busy Edo street, signed Hiroshige ga and published by

Lot #: 433

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Color woodcuts: falcon on a vine-wrapped pine branch, signed Hiroshige hitsu and sealed Ichiryusai ; and a java sparrow on a morning glory, signed Hiroshige hitsu --first good impression and color; second

Lot #: 434

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Color woodcuts: parrot on a grape vine, signed Hiroshige hitsu ; swallow and wisteria, signed Hiroshige hitsu ; and a owl, pine and crescent moon--first good impression, slightly soiled; second slightly soiled

Lot #: 435

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Three woodcuts: wagtail and red and white chrysanthemums; a pair of mandarin ducks in an icy pond, leaves falling from above; and a kingfisher on a tree stump by reeds scouring for fish in a pond, each signed

Lot #: 436

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848) Color woodcuts: green warbler on budding branches; swallow and purple wisteria branches; two birds and purple wisteria branches; each signed Hiroshige hitsu --first good impression, stained, trimmed into seals

Lot #: 437

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848) Color woodcuts: owl, pine and crescent moon; java sparrow on magnolia branches; and a blue print ( aizuri-e ) of eastern chimney sparrows and willow branches, first two signed Hiroshige hitsu , third signed

Lot #: 438

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Color woodcuts: four bird-and-flower prints comprising a blue and purple bird on a slender tree branch, signed Hiroshige hitsu ; a blue print ( aizuri-e ) of a bird flying above camellias and poem, signed

Lot #: 439

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848) Color woodcuts: bulfinch and branches of budding and flowering aronia, the stem of the left vertical branches from a red color block, signed Hiroshige hitsu , indistinct round seal Ichiryusai , published by

Lot #: 440

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1848) Color woodcuts: red-cheeked bird and red plum blossoms, lower ground yellow, signed with two red seals Hiroshige ; canary and blue wisteria, signed Hiroshige hitsu and sealed Hiroshige --first very good

Lot #: 441

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Ohara Koson (1877-1945) Eleven color woodcuts of various birds, flowers, animals and fish, each signed and sealed Shoson , published by Watanabe Shozaburo--very good impressions and color, one matted oban : 15¼ x 10 3/8in. (38.7 x 26.4cm.) each approx

Lot #: 442

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Ohara Koson (1877-1945) Ten color woodcuts of various birds and flowers, each signed and sealed Shoson , published by Watanabe Shozaburo--very good impressions and color, one with a tear on upper left corner oban : 15¼ x 10 3/8in. (38.7 x 26.4cm.) each

Lot #: 443

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Ohara Koson (1877-1945) Takahashi Hiroaki (1871-1944) Hash...

Ohara Koson (1877-1945) Takahashi Hiroaki (1871-1944) Hashiguchi Goyo (1880-1921) Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)
Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Ohara Koson (1877-1945) Takahashi Hiroaki (1871-1944) Hashiguchi Goyo (1880-1921) Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) Seven color woodcuts: Crows and moon, signed and sealed

Lot #: 444

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Komagata kashi (River bank, Komagata), from the series Tokyo junidai (Twelve subjects of Tokyo)
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) Komagata kashi (River bank, Komagata), from the series Tokyo junidai (Twelve subjects of Tokyo) Color woodcut, 1919, early summer, signed Hasui and sealed

Lot #: 445

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014