Three Japanese Prints
Three works of art; Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858); The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido - Meiji (no. 56) ca.1835/38; Woodblock print; Signed; 14 3/8" x 9 7/8" (sheet) (Oban yoko-e); Kunisada Utagawa (Japanese 1786-1865); Untitled; ca.1844 1862; Woodblock print; Signed; 9/4" x 13 5/8" (sheet); Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1798-1861); Untitled; Woodblock print; Signed; 14" x 9 7/8" (sheet) (oban tate-e); Provenance: Private Collection
Estimate: $700 - $900
1st: signed: Hiroshige ga with artist’s, kiwame, and Ise-ya Rihei (Kinjudo) publisher seals. Tiny tears to edges of sheet. Some areas of thinning to sheet. Soft creasing to upper right corner. Inconsistencies in ink in areas. 2nd: signed: ichiyosai toyokuni ga with paired nanushi, toshidama, and publisher seals. Abrasion to surface of sheet with resulting loss of pigment in areas throughout. Sheet is discolored in areas. Folding to upper right and lower left edge of sheet. Apparent water stain as evident from verso. 3rd: signed: Chô-ô-rô Kuniyoshi ga. Area of loss to sheet along upper left edge. Some additional tiny areas lof loss to edges of sheet throughout. Some areas of loss to sheet, which appear to have been repaired.