Bonhams: Polish and Poise Japanese Art across the Centuries, 27708, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
05/12/2022 - 05/12/2022
Page Size: 115 items in 5 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
308UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE II

Two album leaves, in ink, colour and kirikane on silk, mounted on card;

probably mid 19th centuryGBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 637.50
316OKUMURA MASANOBU

Set of 12 large oban shunga (erotic picture) prints from the series (Someiro no yama) Neya no hinagata (Mountains of Dyed Colours: Patterns for the Bedroom), with hand-colouring

circa 1740GBP 25,000.00 - 30,000.00Not Sold
317KITAGAWA UTAMARO AND UTAMARO SCHOOL

Six oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) prints depicting different couples making love: three from the album Ehon Komachi biki (Picture Book: Pulling Komachi) by Utamaro, consisting of: a geisha and her lover beside a free-standing screen;

late 18th/early 19th centuryGBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
318KITAGAWA UTAMARO AND UTAMARO SCHOOL

Six oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) prints depicting different couples making love: three from the album Ehon Komachi biki (Picture Book: Pulling Komachi) by Utamaro, comprising: a shinzo (apprentice courtesan) and her lover;

late 18th/early 19th centuryGBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,211.25
319KITAGAWA UTAMARO

An oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) print from the series Negai no itoguchi (Unravelling the Threads of Desire), depicting a couple enjoying a sexual encounter, unsigned;

circa 1799GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
320KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

A three-volume set of hanshibon-size shunga (erotic picture) books titled Tsumagasane (Overlapping Hems), each volume containing scenes of love making by different and unconventional couples including a widow and a iro otoko (playboy), a pair of lesbians,

1818GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00GBP 5,737.50
321KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

An oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) print from the series Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant), depicting a sexually fulfilled woman lying down and playing with her infant son, talking to him with humour and candour, extolling the exploits of his father the pre

circa 1815GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 637.50
322KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

An oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) print from the series Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant), depicting a bathhouse attendant forcing himself on a young woman in a corner of a bathhouse, her kanzashi lying on the floor, unsigned.

circa 1815GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
323KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

An oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) print from the series Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant), depicting an older woman making love to her younger lover;

circa 1815GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 510.00
324KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

An oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) print from the series Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant), depicting a husband and wife making love on a summer night beneath a mosquito net;

circa 1815GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
325KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

An oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) print from the series Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant), depicting a courtesan and her lover making love on one of their all-too-rare meetings;

circa 1815GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
326KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

An oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) print from the series Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant), depicting a wife and her young lover, the woman taking advantage of her husband's absence;

circa 1815GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
327KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

An oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) print from the series Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant), depicting a female abalone diver and her fisherman lover making love on a beach in front of a biku (fish basket);

circa 1815GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
328CHOKYOSAI EIRI

A complete set of 13 oban yoko-e shunga (erotic picture) prints from the series Fumi no kiyogaki (Models of Calligraphy), comprising:

circa 1801GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
329ISHIKAWA TOYONOBU

A woodblock print with hand colouring, sumizuri-e kakejiku (hanging scroll) format, depicting a full-length portrait of the actor Sanogawa Ichimatsu I as a young man-about-town carrying in his right hand a small folding lantern bearing the crest of Sanoga

circa 1740GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 7,650.00
330EISHOSAI CHOKI

An oban print of a summer evening depicting a mother and child armed with a fan each and hunting for fireflies along the banks of a pond lined with irises in full bloom

circa 1793GBP 60,000.00 - 80,000.00GBP 69,600.00
331CHOBUNSAI EISHI

An oban tate-e print depicting Shizuka of Shizutamaya, from the Seiro bijin rokkasen (Beauties of the Yoshiwara as Six Floral Immortals), showing the courtesan Shizuka seated and holding a pipe

circa 1794–95GBP 5,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 6,375.00
332UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI

An oban yoko-e print depicting Shin Yoshiwara from the set of ten prints Toto meisho (Famous Views of the Eastern Capital) showing night revellers, three walking and two porters carrying a palanquin with a wealthy patron inside returning home along the Yo

circa 1834GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00Not Sold
333UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE

An oban yoko-e print of Suhara from the series Kisokaido rokujuku tsugi (The 69 Stations on the Kiso Road) depicting travellers sheltering from a sudden downpour under the portico of a small wood wayside shrine between trees

circa 1838GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,550.00
334UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE

An oban yoko-e print of Miyanokoshi from the series Kisokaido rokujuku tsugi (The 69 Stations on the Kiso Road) depicting a moonlit scene showing a farmer and his wife

circa 1838GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 12,750.00
335UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE

An oban yoko-e print of Evening Rain at Kozumi from the series Kanazawa Hakkei (Eight Views in Kanazawa), depicting two peasants approaching each other on an embankment between harvested rice-fields close to a bay

circa 1835GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
336SUZUKI HARUNOBU

A chuban tate-e woodblock print of a geisha climbing the stairway to the upper storey of a house, turning to address her attendant, standing with a shamisen;

late 1760sGBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 19,125.00
337SUZUKI HARUNOBU

A chuban tate-e of Yozei-in from an untitled series of Hyakunin isshu (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets), depicting a young girl standing at the foot of a ladder as a young man climbs up, trying to catch a hane (shuttle) stuck in a plum branch, lack

late 1760sGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,912.50
338SUZUKI HARUNOBU

A chuban tate-e woodblock print depicting Fukurokuju seated at a kotatsu (under-table heater) and reading a book, beside a geisha strumming a shamisen from the series Ukiyo Shichifukujin (The Seven Gods of Good Fortune in the Floating World), with a poe

circa 1769GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 7,650.00
339SUZUKI HARUNOBU

A chuban tate-e print of a herdboy seated on an ox playing a flute while another boy cuts grass with a sickle;

late 1760sGBP 800.00 - 1,000.00GBP 765.00
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