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Portrait, Figures, and Nudes

This collection of prints presents a vast array of subjects with humans as its theme.  You'll find portraits of people, famous and not; all manner of people, at work, at play, at rest, and in any other activity one can imagine; as well as human form as inspiration to creation, dressed or not.
Utamaro: Tatsumi Roko

Utamaro

Tatsumi Roko

Woodcut, 1795-6.

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From the series: Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets (Komei bijin rokkasen). the Rebus in the upper right cartouche gives the name ...

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Kiyonaga: Three Women in the Rain

Kiyonaga

Three Women in the Rain

Woodcut, 1783-4.

$14,000

From the series: Beauties of the East as Reflected in Fashions, fine impression, color and condition.

Hiratsuka ,Yuji: Garden Talk

Hiratsuka , Yuji

Garden Talk

Intaglio, 2015.

$400

Signed, titled and numberd from the edition of 40. While the images have some resemblance to traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, their sense of...

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Hiratsuka, Yuji: Radiant Plant

Hiratsuka, Yuji

Radiant Plant

Intaglio, 2017.

$350

Signed and numbered from the edition of 10. Printed on Chine colle. Yuji Hiratsuka was born 1954 in Osaka, Japan. In 1985 he moved to the United S...

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TAKEDA, Fumiko: Dreamer

TAKEDA, Fumiko

Dreamer

Hand Colored, 2015.

$575

?? (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint with handcoloring on chine-collé. Edition of 30. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin ...

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Takigawa of the Ogi-ya

Eishi

Takigawa of the Ogi-ya

Woodcut, 1795 - 5.

$10,000

Series: Beauties of the Yoshiwara as Six Floral Immortals, published by Eijudo. Fine impression, color and condition.

Kikenji Tokyo

Kuniyoshi

Kikenji Tokyo

Woodcut, 1827 - 30.

$6,000

From the series: 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden 1 by 1 Publisher: Kagaya Kichiemon Fine impression, color and condition

Light Time Silence #31

YAMAMOTO, Keisuke

Light Time Silence #31

Lithograph, No date.

$650

Lithograph. Edition 10/20. Signed. 23 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches.

Diary: March 3rd, ‘77

NODA, Tetsuya

Diary: March 3rd, ‘77

Woodcut, 1977.

$3,200

Woodcut and screenprint. FTG 195. An artist’s proof, apart from the edition of 20. The cover illustration to the first volume of Noda’s catalogue r...

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After the Bath

Shinsui

After the Bath

Woodcut, 1917.

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Very fine condition, published by Watanabe, ed. 27/50. Price on Request.

Snowstorm

Shinsui

Snowstorm

Woodcut, 1932.

$18,000

From the series: 2nd Series of Modern Beauties published by Watanabe. Fine impression, color and condition.

Yugao

Yoshitoshi

Yugao

Woodcut, 1885.

$5,750

From the series 100 Views of the Moon, published by Akiyama Buemon in 1885. The apparition of Yugao, a spurned lover who died of heartbreak after ...

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Tango (Boy's Day)

Utamaro

Tango (Boy's Day)

Woodcut, 1800 - 01.

$19,500

From the series: Courtesans for the 5 Great Festivals, publisher Wakasaya Gingoro. Fine impression, color and condition, slight trimming on left edge.

Courtesans of the Tsuru-Ya

Toyokuni I

Courtesans of the Tsuru-Ya

Woodcut, 1794.

$8,500

Very rare. There is another version at the MFA with a different left sheet of 2 standing figures. Fine impression, color and condition