Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), Utagawa Yoshitora (fl. circa 1850-1880), Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864), Shunkosai Hokushu (fl. circa 1808-1832), Gigado Ashiyuki (fl. circa 1813-1833) and others
Late 18th/19th century
Comprising nineteen prints: seventeen yakusha-e, the majority incomplete sheets from triptychs, consisting of two by Yoshitora depicting Kawarazaki Gonjyuro and Bando Hikosaburo, two by Kunisada I depicting Ichikawa Danjyuro and Shiratsuka Jyuemon, one of Matumoto Koshiro attributed to Toyokuni I, one of Ichikawa Gonjyuro by Kunichika, one attributed to Kunichika, two attributed to Kunimori, six Osake-e by kamigata artists including Hokushu, Ashiyuki and Yoshitaki, two rare prints on silk by Baido Kunimasa and Kunisada I; one print of a Chinese legend entitled Wakan Goki Zoroi by Yoshitoshi, one print of Noh actor by Kogyo, variously published, variously signed, some unsigned. The smallest 20.5cm x 14cm (8 1/8in x 5½in), the largest 37.8cm x 25cm (14 7/8in x 9 7/8in), all mounted on cardboard. (19).
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