LondonJapanese Woodblock Prints
We are delighted to announce the sale of Fine Japanese Woodblock Prints, with works by Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Kawase Hasui. The sale begins with a selection of elegant bijin-ga [prints of beauties] by Katsukawa Shuncho, Eishosai Choki and Chobunsai Eishi, including the latter’s graceful rendering of Hanaogi of the Ogiya. These are followed by two private collections consisting of examples by Katsushika Hokusai, counting impressions of Yoshida on the Tokaido and Mishima Pass in Kai Province, and a large group of prints by Hiroshige, including his exquisite Black-Naped Oriole on a Stem of Rose Mallow. The sale continues with a selection of dramatic and vibrant depictions by Kuniyoshi, such as his triptych of the Ghosts of the Taira Attack Yoshitsune in Daimotsu Bay, and Yoshitoshi, including the New Forms of the Thirty-six Ghosts. These are accompanied by a group of 20th-century prints of graceful and mesmerising Beauties by Torii Kotondo and Ito Shinsui. The sale culminates in an extensive group of works by Kawase Hasui, counting a few impressions of atmospheric winter scenes.
11 – 17 December 2020 | London | full auction details
Part of lot 138, KAWASE HASUI (1883–1957) TWO WOODBLOCK PRINTS SHOWA PERIOD (20TH CENTURY) Estimate £1,000-1,500
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