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 left arm representing the demon's arm severed by Watanabe no Tsuna, second state of the print with...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 handiwork), signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Wakasaya Yoichi, grey ground--moderately good...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 portrait of a beauty sipping from a stemmed goblet ( giyaman ), from the series Meisho koshikake...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 (Chanting to shamisen by young women of today), published by Ibaya Kyubei, both prints signed Utamaro...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 Tosei koiuta hakkei (Today's love poems compared to the Eight Views), showing a man in striped robe...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 ground and gauffrage on woman's robe--robe of woman faded though pink edging appears bright in...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 published by Tsuruya Kinsuke--good impression, slightly faded, attached to thin paper at top oban tate-e...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 ball, signed Utamaro hitsu ; the other a horizontally designed print after the opening plate of...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 pattern, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Moriya Jihei--very good impression, faded, yellow ground...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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. (24.4 x 36.5cm.) sight (affixed to mat) (2...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 a married man making love beside a basin filled with an arrangement of rock, grass and water; one a...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 [Eisen], published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeido); and seven upright prints by Hiroshige...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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), from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (One hundred views of famous places of Edo) Color woodcuts: signed...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 views of famous places of Edo) Color woodcut: a snow scene showing the great lantern at the entrance...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 entourage being ferried across the Oi River by porters, signed Hiroshige ga and published by Fujiokaya...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 published by Izutsuya Shokichi--good impression and color, pin-hole worming, some repairs, lightly...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 impressions and color, lightly stained sky area, some repairs and minor pin-hole worming, backed oban...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 Izutsuya Shokichi--good impression and color, some repairs especially on the right panel, skyline on...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 slightly soiled, both laid down on mats chu-tanzaku : 13½ x 4 5/8in. (34.3 x 11.7cm.); 13¾ x 4½in. (34.9...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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, a worming hole on a corner; third soiled and worned, each laid down on mat chu-tanzaku : 14 3/8 x...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 Hiroshige hitsu --each stained and soiled, laid down on mats chu-tanzaku : 14 5/8 x 5 1/8in. (37.3 x...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 below poem, worming; others moderately good impressions, stained and soiled, each laid down on mats...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 Hiroshige ga --first good impression and color, laid down on paper; second good impression, moderately...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 Hiroshige ga ; red camellia branches laden with snow, signed Hiroshige hitsu ; and a small print of a...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 Wakasaya Yoichi--very good impression, some stains, affixed to mat o-tanzaku : 14 5/8 x 7 1/8in. (37.4...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 impression and good color, small stains, second moderately good impression and color, small stains, both...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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. (11...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 approx. (10...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 Shoson , published by Watanabe Shozaburo; Crow, signed and sealed Koson , published by Watanabe...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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 Sui , published by Watanabe Shozaburo--very good impression and color 10 3/8 x 15¼in. (26.4 x...

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014