///Fan prints by the Utagawa artists

Fan prints by the Utagawa artists

Utagawa Kuniyoshi [歌川 國芳] (1798 – 1861).

Yoshida Sadaemon Kanesada (Chūshingura, Act XI)
Series: Pictures Associated with the Iroha Syllabary
Signed: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga [一勇斎 國芳戯画] (Playfully drawn by Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi) in a red double-gourd cartouche with a kiri-mon seal beneath.
Publisher: Iseya Ichiemon [伊勢屋市右衛門] (Japanese, fl. 1823 – c. 1864); seal [辻]  (Marks 16-029 | 143a).
Single nanushi censor seal: Mura [村] = Murata Sahei [村田佐右衛] (VI/1842 – V/1846).

 

Young woman with a shamisen
Series: Collection of charming music (Enkyoku zoroi) [艶曲揃]
Publisher: 三平 (Sanpei) or Mihei = Mikawaya Heiroku (fl. 1848-56), Marks 11-016|325a
Block carver: Hori Take [彫竹]
Signed: Ichiyosai Kuniyoshi ga [一勇斎 国芳 画] in a red cartouche and sealed with a paulownia crest (kiri mon).
Date seal and double nanushi censor seals: Fuku & Muramatsu, 1853 (Kaei 6, 2nd month)
Reference: British Museum # 2008,3037.22006

 

A Summer Evening
A young woman in purple kimono decorated with cranes and waves catches a firefly among yellow and purple flowers and pampas grass
Publisher: Enshuya Matabei [遠州屋又兵衛] (Japanese, fl. c. 178 – 1881) – no seal, ref: Kuniyoshi Project.
Signed: Ichiyosai Kuniyoshi ga [一勇斎 国芳 画] in a red cartouche and sealed with a paulownia crest (kiri mon).
Date seal and double nanushi censor seals: Fuku & Muramatsu, 1853 (Kaei 6, 2nd month)

 

Crab, fish, and quadruped, from the series Brother pictures for comparison
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, c. 1815 – 1869)
Signed: Ichiyosai Kuniyoshi ga [一勇斎 国芳 画]
Reference: Kuniyoshi Project

 

A woman on a terrace dancing with a fan
Series: Collection of charming music (Enkyoku zoroi) [艶曲揃]
Publisher: 三平 (Sanpei) or Mihei = Mikawaya Heiroku (fl. 1848-56), Marks 11-016|325a
Block carver: Hori Take [彫竹]
Signed: Ichiyosai Kuniyoshi ga [一勇斎 国芳 画] in a red cartouche
Date seal and double nanushi censor seals: Fuku & Muramatsu, 1853 (Kaei 6, 2nd month)
Provenance: The Collection of Paul F. Walter

 

A young woman with a framed picture of Soga no Gorō
Series: A collection of pictures in modern style
Publisher: Izuzen (fl. c. 1800s – 1840s) (Marks 06-029|U103b).
Signed: Ichiyosai Kuniyoshi ga [一勇斎 国芳 画] in a double-gourd cartouche and sealed with a paulownia crest (kiri mon).
Double nanushi censor seals: Fuku & Muramatsu, 1849-51 (Kaei 2 – Kaei 4).

 

Mother and child playing hand shadows game
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, c. 1815 – 1869) in c. 1845 (no seal)
Signed: Ichiyosai Kuniyoshi ga [一勇斎 国芳 画] in a double-gourd cartouche

 

Puppets by Yoshida Senshi: Shinanoya Ohan and Obiya Choemon
Play: Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami [桂川連理柵]
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, c. 1815 – 1869).
Signed: Ichiyosai Kuniyoshi ga [一勇斎 国芳 画]
Date-aratame seal: 1827 (Bunsei 10).
Ref.: Kuniyoshi Project;

 

Sparrow and gourds (Suzume fukube) [美人団扇絵]
Series: Collection of flowers and birds (Kacho awase) [花鳥合]
Publisher: Aritaya Seiemon [有田屋 清右衛門] (Japanese, fl. c. 1830 – 1862); Seal: Marks 17-011 | 014d.
Signed: Ichiyosai Kuniyoshi ga [一勇斎 国芳 画] in a double-gourd cartouche and sealed with a paulownia crest (kiri mon).
Double nanushi censor seals: Kinugasa & Watanabe, Kaei 2-3 (1849–50).
Ref.: Kuniyoshi Project.

 

Kabuki actors Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII and Arashi Rikan III as sumo wrestlers Nuregami Chōgorō (L) and Hanaregoma Chōkichi (R)
Signed: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (一勇斎 國芳 画) in a double gourd-shaped cartouche with Yoshi Kiri seal.
Publisher: No seal.
Date seal and double nanushi censor seal: Mera & Watanabe, 1852.
Media: Fan print (uchiwa-e, 団扇絵), 231 x 295 mm.

 

A beauty watching a dragonfly
Signed: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga [一勇斎 國芳 画] in a double gourd-shaped red cartouche.
Publisher: Maruya Jinpachi, seal Jin [甚] (Marks 08-088 | 294d).
No date/censor seal.
Media: Fan print (uchiwa-e, 団扇絵), 234 x 301 mm.

 

Beauty shaving her forelock
Series: Untitled series of women before a mirror
Signed: Chōōrō Kuniyoshi ga [朝櫻楼国芳画] in a red double gourd-shaped cartouche.
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, fl. C. 1845 – 1847), seal: San [三] (Marks 11-001 | 127c).
Carver: Matsushima Fusajirō [松嶋房次郎] (Japanese, fl. 1843 – 1850); seal [彫工房次郎] – Hori kō Fusajirō (Gordon Friese № 136)
Nanushi censor seal: Tanaka [田中]; V/1844 or II/1845.
Media: Fan print (uchiwa-e, 団扇絵), 238 x 304 mm.

 

Utagawa Hiroshige [歌川 広重] a.k.a. Andō Hiroshige [安藤 広重] (1797 – 1858).

The Bay of Kuroto in Kazusa province [Kazusa Kuroto no ura]
Series: Views of famous places in the provinces [Shokoku meisho zue]
Publisher: Iseya Sōemon [伊勢屋惣右衛門] (Japanese, c. 1776 – 1862)
Date-aratame seal: 2/1855
Signed: Hiroshige ga [広重 画] in a red cartouche.

 

Kominato in Awa province [Awa Kominato]
Series: Famous places in the Bōsō peninsula [Bōsō meisho]
Publisher: Tsujiya Yasubei [辻屋安兵衛] Kinkaido [錦魁堂] (Japanese, c. 1842 – 1863)
Date seal and double nanushi censor seal: Mera & Watanabe; Kaei 5, 11th month (1852)
Signed: Hiroshige ga [広重 画] in a red cartouche

 

Water: The Square Aqueduct that Crosses by Suido Bridge Suggests the comparison of Ochanomizu to Water [Mizu: Ochanomizu josui no himasu Suidobashi areba gogyo no uchi mizu ni nazorau]
Series: The Pride of Edo Compared to the Five Elements [Edo jiman mitate gogyo]
Publisher: Ibaya Kyubei [伊場屋 久兵衛] (Japanese, fl. 1804 – 1851)
Date: 1844-46
Signed: Hiroshige ga [広重 画] in a red cartouche

 

Utagawa Hiroshige II (二代目 歌川広重] (Japanese, 1826 – 1869).

The Province of Kai
Series: Famous Views of Various Provinces
Signed: Hiroshige ga.
Publisher: Iseya Sōemon [伊勢屋惣右衛門] (Japanese, c. 1776 – 1862); seal: Hanmoto, Ue [板元 上] (Marks 19-047 | 156d.
Combined date seal and kiwame censor seal: Bunkyū 2 (1862)

 

Ferry Boats on the Miyagawa

Series: Three Famous Views in Ise [伊勢名所三景] (Ise meisho sankei)
Signed: Hiroshige ga.
Publisher: Enshūya Matabei [遠州屋又兵衛] (Japanese, fl. c. 1768 – 1881); (Enmata [遠又]), seal 22-009 (Marks).
Block carver: Matsushima Masakichi (Japanese, fl. c. 1847-65); seal: [松嶋彫政] – Hori Masa (Frieze, 2009: 142).
Combined date seal and kiwame censor seal: Bunkyū 2 (1862).

 

Utagawa Sadahide [歌川 貞秀], a.k.a. Gountei Sadahide [五雲亭 貞秀] (1807 – c. 1878/9).

Pictures from Ōtsu

Signed: Gountei Sadahide ga [五雲亭貞秀画] (Picture by Gountei Sadahide); characters on the Otsu-e.
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, c. 1815 – 1869).
Published: c. 1849.
Inscription in a paper-weight shaped cartouche: [大津追 分絵の図] Ōtsu-oi wake-e no zu (Following Otsu – image of separate pictures)
No date seal, no censor seal (privately printed?)

 

Travellers arriving at Inba Lake on Shimosa Plateau

Publisher: Unknown.
Published: c. 1849.
Signed: Gountei Sadahide ga [五雲亭 貞秀画] (Picture by Gountei Sadahide).
Inscription in cartouche: Shimosa Plateau, Inbanuma (Inba Lake) [下總國印幡沼].
No date seal, no censor seal (privately printed?)

 

Travellers admiring the view of the Tama River and Mt. Koya in Kii Province
Signed: Gountei Sadahide ga [五雲亭貞秀画] (Picture by Gountei Sadahide).
Publisher: Unknown.
Published: c. 1849.
No date seal, no censor seal (privately printed?)

 

Peony, kalimeris, and butterfly
Publisher: Kojimaya Jūbei [小島屋重兵衛] (Japanese, c. 1797 – 1869)
No date seal, no censor seal (privately printed?)

 

Utagawa Sadahide, a.k.a. Gountei Sadahide . Pair of uncut fan prints (1) with the god of wind and (2) with the god of thunder. 1862 Utagawa Sadahide, a.k.a. Gountei Sadahide . Pair of uncut fan prints (1) with the god of wind and (2) with the god of thunder. 1862 SVJP-0307.2020
The God of Wind and The God of Thunder
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, c. 1815 – 1869).
Date-kiwame seal: 1831 (Tenpō 2).

 

Yukari no Edo-zakura  [ゆかりの江戸桜] (The Flower of Edo)
Play: Sukeroku
Pubisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, 1815 – 1869)
Date-aratame seal: Bunsei 13 / Tenpō 1 (1830)
Signed: Gountei Sadahide ga [五雲亭貞秀画]
A series of three prints dedicated to a katōbushi (河東節) performance of the Soga Brothers [曽我物語] themed plays.

 

The tatami night robe of Iwao [巌の畳夜着] (Kyusue Iwao no tatami yogi)
Pubisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, 1815 – 1869)
Date-aratame seal: Bunsei 13 / Tenpō 1 (1830)
Signed: Gountei Sadahide ga [五雲亭貞秀画]
A series of three prints dedicated to a katōbushi (河東節) performance of the Soga Brothers [曽我物語] themed plays.

 

Tangled Hair and the Evening Braided Hat [乱髪夜編笠] Midaregami Yoru no Amigasa
Pubisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, 1815 – 1869)
Date-aratame seal: Bunsei 13 / Tenpō 1 (1830)
Signed: Gountei Sadahide ga [五雲亭貞秀画]
A series of three prints dedicated to a katōbushi (河東節) performance of the Soga Brothers [曽我物語] themed plays.

 

Two beautiful women and their accessories
Publisher: Kojimaya Jūbei [小島屋重兵衛] (Japanese, c. 1797 – 1869)
Date seal: 1830 (Bunsei 13 / Tenpō 1)
Signed: Gyokuransai Sadahide ga [玉蘭斎貞秀 画]

 

Five festivals, ninth month, full moon celebration
Publisher: Iseya Ichiemon [伊勢屋市右衛門] (Japanese, fl. c. 1820s – c. 1860s)
Signed: Sadahide ga in a double-gourd cartouche
Date-kiwame seal: 1835 (Tenpō 6)

 

Framed portrait of a young woman and a painting of a parrot on a pomegranate tree
Publisher: Iseya Ichiemon [伊勢屋市右衛門] (Japanese, fl. c 1823 – 1864), seal name Kaku-Tsuji [角辻]
Signed: Gountei Sadahide ga [五雲亭貞秀画]
Date-kiwame seal: 1832 (Tenpō 3)

 

Utagawa Toyokuni I [歌川豊国] (1769 – 1825).

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Ninth lunar month [菊月] (Kikuzuki no zu)
Series: Fashionable Twelve Months (Imayo juni-kagetsu)
Pubisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, 1815 – 1869), seal: Dansendō [伊場仙]
Signed: Toyokuni ga [豊国 画] and sealed with toshidama.
Date-kiwame seal: 1822; Ushi (ox), Bunsei 5

 

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Seventh lunar month [初秋] (Hatsuaki no zu)
Series: Fashionable Twelve Months (Imayo juni-kagetsu)
Pubisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, 1815 – 1869), seal: Dansendō [伊場仙]
Signed: Toyokuni ga [豊国 画] and sealed with toshidama.
Date-kiwame seal: 1822; Ushi (ox), Bunsei 5

 

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Fourth lunar month [卯月] (Uzuki no zu)
Series: Fashionable Twelve Months (Imayo juni-kagetsu)
Pubisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, 1815 – 1869), seal: Dansendō [伊場仙]
Signed: Toyokuni ga [豊国 画] and sealed with toshidama.
Date-kiwame seal: 1822; Ushi (ox), Bunsei 5

 

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Third lunar month [弥生] (Yayoi no zu)
Series: Fashionable Twelve Months (Imayo juni-kagetsu)
Pubisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, 1815 – 1869), seal: Dansendō [伊場仙]
Signed: Toyokuni ga [豊国 画] and sealed with toshidama.
Date-kiwame seal: 1822; Ushi (ox), Bunsei 5

 

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Eleventh lunar month (Chuto no zu)
Series: Fashionable Twelve Months (Imayo juni-kagetsu)
Pubisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, 1815 – 1869), seal: Dansendō [伊場仙]
Signed: Toyokuni ga [豊国 画] and sealed with toshidama.
Date-kiwame seal: 1822; Ushi (ox), Bunsei 5

 

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Early Spring [初春之図] (Hatsuharu no zu)
Series: Fashionable Twelve Months (Imayo juni-kagetsu)
Pubisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, 1815 – 1869), seal: Dansendō [伊場仙]
Signed: Toyokuni ga [豊国 画] and sealed with toshidama.
Date-kiwame seal: 1822; Ushi (ox), Bunsei 5

 

Ichikawa Ebijūrō I as Nuregami Chōgorō, Nakamura Daikichi as Hanaregoma Oseki, and Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Hanaregoma Chōkichi
Kabuki play: Chôgorô and Chôkichi: A Diary of Two Butterflies in the Pleasure Quarters (Futatsu Chôchô Kuruwa Nikki) [双蝶々曲輪日記]
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋 仙三郎] (fl. 1815 – 1869)
Signed: Toyokuni ga [豊国 画].
Date-aratame seal: Bunsei 3 (1820).

 

Two women

Pubisher: Enshūya Matabei (遠州屋又兵衛) (c. 1768 – 1881), seal name: Enmata [ 遠又].
Signed: Toyokuni ga [豊国画].
Date-aratame censor seal: 未改, Bunsei 6 (1823).

 

Utagawa Yoshikazu [歌川芳員] (fl. c. 1850 – 1870).

Customers queueing outside a sake-selling shop
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi [若狭屋与市] (Japanese, fl. 1794 – 1897)
Date-kiwame seal: 1861 (Man’en 2 / Bunkyū 1)

 

Utagawa Kuniyasu [歌川 国安] (1794 – 1832)

Kabuki actors Iwai Kumesaburō II as Shirai Gonpachi and Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Banzui Chōbei
Play: Suzugamori [Suzu-ga-Mori, 鈴ヶ森], a.k.a. Ukiyozuka Hiyoku no Inazuma
Publisher seal: Yama-Ta [太] (Japanese, fl. 1815-61): Marks 02-050 | U421b
Signed: Kuniyasu ga [国安 画]
Date-aratame seal: Bunsei 9 (1826)

 

Utagawa Yoshitsuya [歌川 芳艶] (1822 – 1866).

Waves off Shinagawa
Publisher: Kojimaya Jūbei [小島屋重兵衛] (Japanese, c. 1797 – 1869)
Signed: Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga [英斎芳艶画] in a red double gourd cartouche
Date seal and double nanushi censor seals: Kunigasa & Yoshimura, Kōka 5 (1849)

 

Utagawa Kunimaru [歌川国丸] (1794 – 1829).

Utagawa Kunimaru

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Chūshingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), Act XI: Night Battle
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋 仙三郎] (fl. 1815 – 1869)
Signed: Ichiensai Kunimaru ga [一円斎国丸画]
Date-kiwame seal: Bunsei 10 (1827)

 

Utagawa Kunimori [歌川国盛] (Japanese, fl. c. 1818 – 1943)

Modori Kago [戻駕] (Returning palanquin).

Publisher: Maruya Jinpachi, seal Marujin (Marks: 12-029 | 294e)
Single nanushi censor seal: Mura (Murata Sahei, 1842-46).

 

 

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