Hasegawa SADANOBU II (active 1867-1880s)




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An original painting by Sadanobu II. A reclining beauty reading a book. There appears to be nothing else like this by Sadanobu, and indeed, there are very few bijin-ga prints by him. A beautiful painting.
Sumi and colour on silk. Image size 13 x 9.25 inches; 33 x 24 cms. Slight loss of gofun and minor marks. Mounted onto board.


 

Signed Ho Utamaro Sadanobu, “copied [ or imitating ] Utamaro, Sadanobu” with Sadanobu seal.

 

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Hasegawa SADANOBU I (1809-1879)



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A chuban landscape from a set of at least 30 prints: Miyako meisho no uchi, “Famous Places in the Capital [Kyoto].” This design, Shijo-bashi yori Nawate-dori Yamato-bashi o nozumo, “View from Shijo Bridge Towards Yamato Bridge at Nawate Street.” A fine set, inspired by Hiroshige, but not slavish copies and some excellent designs (as the snow scene here). Published by Wataya Kihei-ban, 1858.

 

Fine, early impression. Fine colour and, apart from the usual imperceptible fold, fine condition. Signed Sadanobu ga.

 

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Hasegawa SADANOBU I (1809-1879)



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A chuban landscape from a set of at least 30 prints: Miyako meisho no uchi, “Famous Places in the Capital [Kyoto].” This design, Ryoan-ji yuki [no] akebono, “Snowy Dawn at Ryoan-ji Temple.” A fine set, inspired by Hiroshige, but not slavish copies and some excellent designs (as the snow scene here). Published by Wataya Kihei-ban, 1858.

 

Fine, early impression. Fine colour and, apart from the usual imperceptible fold, fine condition. Signed Sadanobu ga.

 

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Hasegawa SADANOBU I (1809-1879)



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A chuban landscape from a set of at least 30 prints: Miyako meisho no uchi, “Famous Places in the Capital [Kyoto].” This design, Toganoo monzen uchu, “Temple Entrance at Toganoo in the Rain.” A fine set, inspired by Hiroshige, but not slavish copies and some excellent designs (as the rain scene here). Published by Wataya Kihei-ban, 1858.

 

Fine, early impression. Fine colour and, apart from the usual imperceptible fold, fine condition. Signed Sadanobu ga.

 

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Hasegawa SADANOBU I (1809-1879)




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Ryoanji yuki akebono, “Ryoan Temple in Snow at Daybreak” from the series Miyako meisho no uchi, “A Set of Famous Views of the Capital [ Kyoto ].” A set of at least 30 chuban prints published by Osaka Wataya c. late 1850’s – early 1860’s. Shows visitors to the Zen temple. One of the best designs from the set.


Fine impression and colour. Very small repair top right corner, otherwise very good condition. Signed Sadanobu ga.

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Hasegawa SADANOBU I (1809-1879)




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Through the masts of cargo vessels and heavy rain can be seen a guardhouse at the convergence of the Aji and Kizu Rivers from the set Naniwa hyakkei meisho shashin kagami, “A Mirror of 100 Famous Views of Osaka – truthfully Copied.” Around 63 chuban designs are known and this is one of the best. Published c. late 1850’s – early 1860’s by Wataki.


Fine impression and colour. Minor marks, otherwise very good condition. Signed Sadanobu sha.

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Hasegawa SADANOBU I (1809-1879)




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Shijo-bashi yori Nawate-dori Yamato-bashi o nozomu, “View from Shijo Bridge Towards Yamato Bridge at Nawate Street” from the series Miyako meisho no uchi, “A Set of Famous Views of the Capital [ Kyoto ].” A set of at least 30 chuban prints published by Osaka Wataya c. late 1850’s – early 1860’s. Shows people crossing the bridge, the whole scene under heavy snow. One of the best designs from the set.


Fine impression and colour. Minor marks, otherwise very good condition. Signed Sadanobu ga.

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