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Auction: Fine Japanese Art
was auctioned on: 16 May 2019
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825), Utagawa Toyokuni III (1786-1864), Keisai Eisen (1790–1848) and others

Estimate: £800 - £1,000
ca. US$1,025 - US$1,282
Price realised:  £956
ca. US$1,225
Lot number 259, Views: 125

Edo period (1615-1868) to Meiji era (1868-1912), early to late 19th century 13 prints of various formats and sizes: five oban prints by Kuniyoshi, including one from the series Tokaido goju santsui (53 pairings along the Tokaido Road) and one from the series Seichu gishin meimei kagami (Mirror of the True Loyalty of Each of the Faithful Retainers); one diptych (two prints from a triptych) by Toyokuni, titled Fukujuso eho no kanebako (Adonis: Money Box on the Auspicious Direction for the Year); two oban prints by Toyokuni III from the series Toto sanjurokkei (36 Views of the Eastern Capital); two prints by Eisen, comprising one triptych titled Musume gyoretsu Toto Ryogokubashi no zu (Picture of Girls Parading on the Ryogoku Bridge) and one oban depicting a Daikoku; one oban probably by Hiroshige III, titled Kachozu-e (Picture of Birds and flowers); one oban depicting a group of merchants by an unidentified artist; the last a shikishiban of Kanadehon chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers) by Sadanobu; variously published and variously signed, nine framed and glazed. The smallest: 16.5cm x 15.2cm (6½in x 6in); the largest: 37.5cm x 78.5cm (14¾in x 30 7/8in). (13).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Japanese Art
Date of the auction: 16 May 2019
Address: Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]