Surimono
  • Yashima Gakutei
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    Yashima Gakutei (Ca.1786-1868)- Courtesan Admiring a Potted Plum Tree. Sosenko (Su Xiangong). From the series Keisei mitate Ressenden shichiban no uchi (Courtesans Views as the Immortals of Ressenden, One of Seven). 1824.
    Square surimono. Carpenter, Reading Surimono, no. 45. Fine impression with metallic printing. Very good colour and condition. This the second of 3 editions. The first has a background of cranes and the third a plain brown ground. A similar impression to ours is illustrated in Reading Surimono.
  • Yamanaka Shonen
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    Yamanaka Shonen (Active from 1806—1820’s)- Seated Heron. Early 19th century.
    Square surimono. Fine impression. Original fold mark. Very good condition. Apparently unrecorded. Other surimono by the artist are in the collections of the British Museum, Minneapolis Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Shibata Zeshin
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    Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)- Brush with plum blossom. A snake year, probably 1845.
    Square surimono. 19.7 x 18.1 cm. Fine impression. Very good colour and condition. Pre-Meiji, square surimono by the artist are rare. One additional impression is known with different poetry which was apparently printed two years later in a goat year.
    $680
  • Shibata Zeshin
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    Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)- A Fisherman with a Youth Pulling Boats. 1870’s.
    A Fisherman with a Youth Pulling Boats. 1870’s. Fragment of a long surimono. 19 x 25.3 cm. Fine impression, colour and condition (save for the trimming). The calligraphy at left, as often happens, has been trimmed off.
    $390.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Danjuro VII and Iwai Kumezaburo II. 1820.
    Square surimono. Fine impression with metallic printing. Fine colour. Very good condition. On the paper spread on the floor is the auspicious phrase often written as the first calligraphy of the year—Tenpitsu wago raku (the earth is filled with happiness just as it is in the heavens). The only other impression we were able to locate is in the Art Research Centre, Ritsumeikan, Kyoto.
  • Yashima Gakutei
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    Yashima Gakutei (Ca.1786-1868)- Carp Swimming Among Water Weeds. Circa 1820s.
    Square surimono. 20.9 x 18.2 cm. Fine impression with extensive metallic printing. Fine colour. Very good condition. Genuine impressions can be distinguished from the deceptive Group A copy by the flaw in the block at lower left in the former. This example closely corresponds to that in the Gerhard Pulverer Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (ex Hayashi and Havemeyer).
  • Shibata Zeshin
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    Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)- A Moonflower (Yugao) on a Fan. Circa 1860’s.
    Surimono. 19.2 x 26 cm. Fine impression, colour and condition. This unusual print appears to be an announcement requesting images for a Kyogakai, a social gathering where a group of people would draw images to represent a particular theme.The characters read Tsuizen Kyoga awase (A Commemorative kyoga picture-matching game). It appears that images from the Tale of Genji are being requested—the flower on the fan is yugao, one of the chapters of the novel. Surimono.
    $450.
  • Hotei Gosei
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    Hotei Gosei (active circa 1804-1844)- Still life with Lacquer Box and Toy.
    Circa 1810. Square surimono. Fine impression with metallic printing and extensive gauffrage. Fine colour. Very good condition.
  • Anonymous Shijo School Artist
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    Anonymous Shijo School Artist (Circa 1830)- Hibiscus Circa 1830.
    Large surimono. 36.7 x 25.7 cm. Fine impression and colour. Slight trimming at top; backed, the usual folds. Very good condition. Provenance: Louis Gonse, Premier Vente, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1924, lot.132 ; Andre Spoerry (1891-1940).
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Woman Holding an Umbrella. From the series Hyakunin bijo (One Hundred Beauties)
    Circa 1830. Koban. 18.7 x 12.7cm. Fine impression with metallic printing and embossing on the outline of the figure. Fine colour and condition.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Woman Holding a Bowl. From the series Hyakunin bijo (One Hundred Beauties)
    Circa 1830. Fine impression with metallic printing. Fine colour and condition.
    $800
  • Keisai Eisen
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    Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)- A Woman with an Umbrella. From the series Tosei sanjurokkasen (Thirty-six Poets in Contemporary Style)
    Circa 1830. Koban. Fine impression with metallic printing. Fine colour and condition.
    $680
  • Utagawa Toyokuni
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    Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)- The Sixth Danjuro (Rokudaime kodama Danjuro) Performing in the Play Shibaraku. Second edition
    Circa 1830. Square surimono. Fine impression. Very good colour and condition. Album backing. Margins trimmed to borderline at top and left.
  • Keisai Eisen
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    Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)- A Woman Seated with a Comb. From the series Tosei sanjurokkasen (Thirty-six Poets in Contemporary Style)
    Circa 1830. Koban. Fine impression with metallic printing. Fine colour and condition.
    $680
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- A Standing Beauty. From the series Hyakunin bijo (One Hundred Beauties)
    Ca. 1830. Koban. Fine impression with metallic printing. Fine colour and condition.
    $800
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Danjuro VII as I no Hanata.
    1820. The left-hand sheet of a triptych. 1820. Square surinomo. 20.9 x 18.1 cm. Edo no surimono (Chiba City Art Museum), no. 255; Amsterdam/IV/145. Fine impression and colour with metallic printing. Very good condition. Trimmed to the borderline at left and re-margined.
  • Utagawa Sadakage
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    Utagawa Sadakage (Active 1818-1844)- A Standing Beauty.
    Ca. 1830. Square surimono. Fine impression with metallic printing. Fine colour. Very good condition. Printing creases.
  • Anonymous
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    Anonymous - Two Puppies.
    1790. Small surimono. 13.2 x 13.6 cm. Fine impression, colour and condition. The text reads, "Produced at the residence of Shibaura on a spring day in 1790" (Kanoe inu shunjitsu Shibaura-teichu ni oite tsukuru). Another impression is in an album of surimono in the British Museum.
  • Utagawa Kunisada
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    Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)- Ichikawa Danjuro VII, Iwai Kumesaburo II and Matsumoto Koshiro V on the Bank of the Sumida River in Snow
    From an untitled series of Settsugekka (Snow, Moon and Flowers). Circa 1825. Koban triptych. 18.2 x 37cm. Izzard, Kunisada's World, no. 45. Fine impression with extensive blind printing. Fine colour. Backed. Very good condition.
  • Yamagata Soshin
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    Yamagata Soshin (1818-1862)- Carp
    1861. Large surimono. 43.3 x 56.9 cm. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition with the usual folds and slight creasing.
    $680
  • Ryuryuko Shinsai
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    Ryuryuko Shinsai (Active 1799-1823)- Hina Dolls
    Circa 1810s. Small surimono. 20.8 x 13.9cm. Fine impression with metallic printing and exquisite gauffrage. Fine colour and condition.
  • Shibata Zeshin
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    Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)- Still-life of Gardening Tool and Plum. Surimono
    Circa 1860. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition. Surimono.
    $350
  • Signature unread
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    Signature unread - A Monkey Riding a Hobby Horse. Signature Unread
    Circa 1870. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition with a few small stains. Surimono.
    $350
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