Ippitsusai BUNCHO (Fl. c 1755-1790)




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A hosoban showing the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II standing before a torii and looking down at a snake. Not listed in the Riccar Art Museum Exhibition Of Ukiyo-e By Ippitsusai Buncho, 1978. Published c 1769.

 

Very good impression. Extremely well preserved colour. Probably slightly trimmed on right and slight soil, otherwise very good condition. Signed Buncho ga.

 

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Ippitsusai BUNCHO (1763-1840)




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Ichikawa Danjuro V probably as Watanabe Kiou Takiguchi in the play Nue no mori ichiyou no matsu performed at the Nakamura-za in the 11th month of 1770. It was in this month that Koshiro III took the name of Danjuro V. Shows Danjuro in the iconic costume of the Shibaraku scene with the giant mon. Buncho was a connoisseur of paintings ( he wrote Buncho gadan [ Treatise on Painting ] ), and was one of the most important painters and print designers of this period. A fine design and extremely rare.


Fine impression. The background probably “turned” from a pale blue ( as usual ). Trimmed into signature at left, otherwise very good condition. Signed Ippitsusai Buncho ga.


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Ippitsusai BUNCHO (1763-1840)




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A chuban print showing a beauty standing on a balcony adjusting a comb in her hair. She gazes at a ferry crossing the Sumida River in rain. One of a series with title on an ink-cake top right: Bokusui hakkei, “Eight Views of Inky Water” ( “Inky Water” being the colloquial term given to the Sumida River ); sub-title: Hashiba no yora no ame, “Evening Rain at Hashiba.” Ex Gonse collection, first sale, no. 13, pl. 2 ( seal au verso ) and Vever collection, Sotheby & Co, Part II, 1975, lot 101 ( seal bottom right ). Extremely rare. A much trimmed impression is in T.N.M., vol. 1, no. 827.


Fine impression. Some “turning” of colours, otherwise very good condition. Signed Ippitsusai Buncho ga with Mori uji seal.


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Ippitsusai BUNCHO ( Fl. c. 1765 – 92 )


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A fine full length hosoban portrait of the actor Ichikawa Benzo I in the role of Kuretake in the play Tenjiku Tokubei kokyo no torigashi performed at the Nakamura-za in the 8th month of 1768. A very damaged example is illustrated in Exhibition of Ukiyo-e by Ippitsusai Buncho, Riccar Art Museum, 1978, no. 23.


Very good impression. Background turned, otherwise very good colour. Slight toning, otherwise very good condition. Signed Ippitsusai Buncho ga.



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