Artist: Hokusai (1760-1849)
Subject: ‘Hokusai gashiki’ (Hokusai’s drawing style), a booklet with two text pages and miscellaneous sketches on two single-pages and nineteen double-pages. After the first edition, published 1820, several editions followed and with intervals parts of some of the original blocks were altered.
Date: 1819, this impression dating from the mid 19th century.
Format: 15.4 x 22 cm.
Condition: Cover rather worn and some pages with some soil or having a minute or small paper repair at top or on the bottom corner, otherwise good; good impression and colours; printed in tones of grey, pink and blue. The first page bears a hand-stamped seal of (collector?) Tachibanaya Yohei of Odawara.Price: € 120 ( $156 : € 1.00 = c. US $ 1.3)
Artist: Kunichika (1835-1900)
Subject: A woman with traditional make-up.
Series: Thirty-two contemporary examples of feminine physiognomy.
Signed: Kunichika hitsu, and Toshidama seal.
Publisher: Yorozuya Magobei.
Format: 24.6 x 35.5 cm.Condition: Filled binding holes at left, otherwise very good; very good impression, the background slightly off-register; excellent colours.
Price: € 175 ( $228 : € 1.00 = c. US $ 1.3)
Artist: Toyokuni III (1786-1864)
Subject: Portrait of an actor as Sonozaki Senkichi.Series: Seven flourishing actors depicted on paper lanterns in the evening cool.
Signed: Toyokuni ga.
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburo
Format: 24.5 x 35.8 cmCondition: Good; very good impression with some embossing; faded but still good colours.
Price: € 225 ( $293 : € 1.00 = c. US $ 1.3)
Artist: Eisen (1790-1848)
Subject: A couple
engaged in lovemaking. One of an untitled shunga series.
Signed: unsigned, as is usual with shunga.
Format: 34.3 x 23 cm
Condition: Generally good, a faint centrefold and minor flaws; very good impression and colours.Price: € 450 ( $585 : € 1.00 = c. US $ 1.3)