KUNISADA, UTAGAWA

UTAGAWA KUNISADA was born in the Honjo district in 1786. He entered the school of Utagawa Toyokuni the 1st (1786 to 1825) around 1800 as an apprentice at the age of 14. After the master (Toyokuni) Died Kunisada was permitted to use the name Toyokuni the third and his recorded signatures in versions, sometimes with both names, number around 200. Not all have been documented. He died in 1865.

First Edition, Original Japanese woodblock prints by Utagawa Kunisada

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3978 VERY EARLY RARE TRIPTYCH 1850s

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3978 VERY EARLY RARE TRIPTYCH 1850s
SIGNATURE: Kochoro Toyokuni Ga was used by the artist from 1825 to 1861
SIZE: Three unattached prints, each woodblock print measures 37.2cm x 25.5cm (14.6 inches x 10 inches) making total scene of 76.5cm x 37.2cm (30 inches x 14.6 inches)
DATE: 1850
CENSOR SEAL: Aratame used from 1804.
CONDITION: Very Good for Age FABULOUS MINERAL COLOURS  ESPECIALLY THE MALACHITE AND TURQUOISE BASED BLUES AND GREENS
PRICE: AU$1100.00 EXPORT
AU$1210.00 INCLUDING GST

 

 

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P2816 FINE EARLY TRIPTYCH Circa 1855

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P2816 FINE EARLY TRIPTYCH Circa 1855
SIGNATURE: Toyokuni Ga in yellow border, red ground Toshidama Cartouche only used between 1847 and 1860 seen on Each Panel.
SIZE: Three unattached prints, each woodblock print measures 37.5cm x 25.5cm (14.7 inches x 10 inches) making total scene of 76.5cm x 37cm (30 inches x 14.7 inches)
DATE: Circa 1855
CENSOR SEAL: One Round and One Oval Aratame only used from 1853 to 1857 on each separate panel. Also shown on each panel is the Hori Kakichi publisher’s seal.
CONDITION: Very Good for Age – see photos.
PRICE: AU$650.00 EXPORT
AU$715.00 INCLUDING GST

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3655 NO KA KOISHIKAWA – DRAGON AT KOISHIKAWA

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3655 NO KA KOISHIKAWA - DRAGON AT KOISHIKAWA
SUPERB SCENE AND A VERY RARE JOINT ARTIST’S WORK BY KUNISADA AND YOSHITORA DATED 1864
SIGNATURES: Toyokuni Ga in Red Ground Toshidama Cartouche found in the lower right of the scene and Yoshitora Ga in the panel depicting a samurai with his sword in the lower right corner.
SIZE: 37cm x 25cm (14.5 inches x 9.9 inches)
DATE: 1864
CENSOR SEAL: Aratame censor seal dated the 2nd Month 1864 in the left margin.
CONDITION: Very Good for Age – see photo.
PRICE: AU$700.00 EXPORT
AU$770.00 INCLUDING GST

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3834 LONGING FOR HIS LOVER AT NIGHT BY THE RIVER, DATED 1853-1857

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3834 LONGING FOR HIS LOVER AT NIGHT BY THE RIVER DATED 1853-1857
SIGNATURE: Toyokuni Ga in Red Ground Toshidama Cartouche found in the bottom left of the scene.
SIZE: 36.2cm x 25cm (14.2 inches x 9.9 inches)
DATE: 1853 to 1857
CENSOR SEAL: Two censor seals one oval and one round only used between 1854 and 1857.
CONDITION: Good for Age
PRICE: AU$225.00 EXPORT
AU$247.50 INCLUDING GST

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P1727 RARE 1865 COLLABORATIVE SCENE CREATED BY KUNISADA AND SHIGENOBU = AKA HIROSHIGE THE 2nd

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P1727 RARE 1865 COLLABORATIVE SCENE CREATED BY KUNISADA AND SHIGENOBU AKA HIROSHIGE THE 2nd
SIGNATURES: Hachiju-o Toyokuni Hitsu Toyokuni Ga which means TOYOKUNI 80 YEARS OLD in Red Ground Toshidama Cartouche found in the bottom right of the scene.
AND Hiroshige Hitsu which was used by Shigenoba until his marriage failed at the end of the year 1865 after which he was no longer allowed to use a Hiroshige signature.
SIZE: 36.2cm x 25cm (14.2 inches x 9.9 inches)
DATE: 1865
CONDITION: Extremely Good for Age
PRICE: AU$450.00 EXPORT
AU$495.00 INCLUDING GST

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3904 SAMURAI IN A
DRAGON KIMONO, DATED BETWEEN 1847 To 1850
SOLD THANK YOU

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3904 SAMURAI IN A DRAGON KIMONO DATED BETWEEN 1847 To 1850
SIGNATURE: Ichiyosai Toyokuni Ga in Lower Left of Scene.
SIZE: 36cm x 25cm (14.2 inches x 9.9 inches)
DATE: 1847 to 1850
CENSOR SEAL: Two Round Aratame Seals Only Used between 1847 and 1853.
CONDITION: Good for Age
PRICE: AU$300.00 EXPORT SOLD THANK YOU
AU$330.00 INCLUDING GST

 

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P2814 EXCEPTIONAL FINE RARE TRIPTYCH DATED 1860

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P2814 EXCEPTIONAL FINE RARE TRIPTYCH DATED 1860
SIGNATURE: Toyokuni Ga in yellow border, red ground Toshidama Cartouche only used between 1847 and 1860 seen on Each Panel.
SIZE: Three unattached prints, each woodblock print measures 35cm x 25cm (13.8 inches x 9.7 inches) making total scene of 75cm x 35cm (29.5 inches x 13.8 inches)
DATE: Circa 1860
CENSOR SEAL: One Round Aratame only used for the 1860.
CONDITION: Very Good for Age, some minor thinning and a very faint old fold mark on the edge of one panel. – see photos.
PRICE: AU$700.00 EXPORT
AU$770.00 INCLUDING GST

 

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3890 SAMURAI AND HIS HORSE, DATED: 1853 to 1857

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3890 SAMURAI AND HIS HORSE 1853 to 1857
SIGNATURE: Toyokuni Ga in Red Ground Toshidama Cartouche in Right of Scene.
SIZE: 37.3cm x 25.5cm (14.7 inches x 9.9 inches)
DATE: 1853 to 1857
CENSOR SEAL: One Round and One Oval Seal Only Used between 1853 and 1857.
CONDITION: Has some soiling and two holes in the top margin from old catalogue storage – see picture.
PRICE: AU$195.00 EXPORT
AU$214.50 INCLUDING GST

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3862 SAMURAI MEDITATING BY A DRAGON SCREEN 1853 to 1857

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3862 SAMURAI MEDITATING BY A DRAGON SCREEN 1853 to 1857
SIGNATURE: Toyokuni Ga in Red Ground Toshidama Cartouche in Right of Scene.
SIZE: 37.5cm x 26.5cm (14.7 inches x 10.4 inches)
DATE: 1853 to 1857
CENSOR SEAL: One Round , One Oval Seal Only Used between 1853 and 1857.
CONDITION: Good for Age  – see picture.
PRICE: AU$245.00 EXPORT
AU$269.50 INCLUDING GST

 

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3864 NIGHT TIME MEETING IN THE GARDEN Circa 1850

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3864 NIGHT TIME MEETING IN THE GARDEN Circa 1850
SIGNATURE: Toyokuni Ga in Red Toshidama Seal in Left of the Scene.
SIZE: 36cm x 24.6cm (14.1 inches x 9.7 inches)
DATE: Circa 1850
CENSOR SEAL: Nanushi Seal only used between 1847 and 1853.
CONDITION: Good for Age with tiny area of damage in bottom left of washi.
PRICE: AU$300.00 EXPORT
AU$330.00 INCLUDING GST

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3658 SAMURAI BY THE
RIVER DATED 1858 to 1861

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3658 SAMURAI BY THE RIVER 1858 to 1861
SIGNATURE: Shimoto ni Konomi Toyokuni Ga in Red ground Toshidama Seal in Lower Left of the Scene – This signature is recorder to have only been used between 1858 and 1861.
SIZE: 37cm x 25.5cm (14.5 inches x 9.8 inches)
DATE: 1858 to 1861
CENSOR SEAL: Aratame Censor Seal from the Same Time Period.
CONDITION: Good for Age – nicely age softened washi with some minor wrinkles – see picture.
PRICE: AU$200.00 EXPORT
AU$220.00 INCLUDING GST

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P1729 SAMURAI 1853 to 1857

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P1729 SAMURAI 1853 to 1857
SIGNATURE: Toyokuni Ga in Red Ground Toshidama Cartouche in Right of Scene.
SIZE: 36.5cm x 25.5cm (14.4 inches x 9.9 inches)
DATE: 1853 to 1857
CENSOR SEAL: Shows single Aratame censor seal used between 1853 and 1857
CONDITION: Good for Age – see picture.
PRICE: AU$320.00 EXPORT
AU$352.00 INCLUDING GST

 

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3866 EARLY SAMURAI WITH ROUND PORTRAIT DATED 1847 To 1853

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3866 EARLY SAMURAI WITH ROUND PORTRAIT DATED 1847 To 1853
SIGNATURE: Toyokuni Ga in Red Ground Toshidama Cartouche in Lower Left of Scene.
SIZE: 36cm x 24.5cm  (14.1 inches x 9.7 inches)
DATE: 1847 to 1853
CENSOR SEAL: Two Nanushi Seals only used together between 1847 and 1853.
CONDITION: Good for Age – see picture. Look at the fabulous wood grain from the woodblocks in the background.
PRICE: AU$320.00 EXPORT
AU$352.00 INCLUDING GST

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3865 EARLY SAMURAI WITH ROUND PORTRAIT DATED 1847 To 1853

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3865 EARLY SAMURAI WITH ROUND PORTRAIT DATED 1847 To 1853
SIGNATURE: Toyokuni Ga in Red Ground Toshidama Cartouche in Lower Right of Scene.
SIZE: 35.7cm x 24.5cm  (14 inches x 9.7 inches)
DATE: 1847 to 1853
CENSOR SEAL: Two Nanushi Seals only used together between 1847 and 1853.
CONDITION: Good for Age – see picture.
PRICE: AU$320.00 EXPORT
AU$352.00 INCLUDING GST

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3398 SCENE 6 FROM THE SERIES the STORY OF LOYAL, FAITHFUL AND PROMINENT SAMURAI (CHUSINGURA) DATED 1847

UTAGAWA KUNISADA: #P3398 SCENE 6 FROM THE SERIES the STORY OF LOYAL, FAITHFUL AND PROMINENT SAMURAI (CHUSINGURA) DATED 1847
SIGNATURE: Ichiyosai Toyokuni Hitsu in Right Hand Side Panel.
SIZE: 34.2cm x 23cm  (13.5 inches x 9.1 inches)
DATE: 1847
CENSOR SEAL: Two Round Seals only used together between 1847 and 1853.
CONDITION: Good for Age – see picture.
PRICE: AU$400.00 EXPORT
AU$450.00 INCLUDING GST

 

 

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