Turner Auctions to offer fine Japanese prints March 17

Katsushika Hokusai (attributed), ‘Sparrows & Wisteria,’ circa 1830, woodblock print, 10 3/8in. x 14 7/8in. Estimate $500-700. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will feature Japanese woodblock prints on Sunday, March 17.  The sale offers over 95 Japanese prints and etchings, including single prints, triptychs and groupings. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

 A highlight is a rare shunga print by Eiri. Among the other leading artists in the sale are Hiroshige I & II, Utamaro, Jacoulet, Yoshida, Hasui, Keinin, Hokusai, Koitsu, Kasamatsu and Kuniyoshi.  Other artworks in the sale include several watercolors and a hand scroll.

The following are some highlights of the upcoming sale:

– Lot 37: Artist: Attrib. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Sparrows & Wisteria (above), circa 1830, woodblock print, 10 3/8 by 14 7/8 inches (est. $500-$700).

– Lot 36: Artist: Rekisentei Eiri (fl. 1790-1800), Dutchman & Maruyama Courtesan, 1801, 9¾ by 14 5/8 inches (est. $1,500-2,500).

– Lot 41: Artist: Hiroshige (Ando) (1797-1858), Edo meisho hyakkei (100 Famous Views of Edo) Ueno – Moon Pine (early impression), 1857, woodblock print, 14¾ by 10 inches (est. $500-$700).

Hiroshige (Ando) (1797-1858), ‘Edo meisho hyakkei’ (100 Famous Views of Edo), 1857, woodblock print, 14¾in. x 10in. Estimate $500-700. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

– Lot 17: Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), Rain at Maekawa, Sagami, 1932, woodblock print, 6mm Watanabe seal, 15 by 10 3/8 inches (est. $200-$400).

– Lot 1: Artist: Kunisada/Toyokuni III (1786-1865), Kosuke capturing giant carp, 1855, woodblock print. 14 by 9 5/8 inches (est. $150-$200).

Kunisada/Toyokuni III (1786-1865), ‘Kosuke capturing giant carp,’ 1855, woodblock print. Dimensions: 14in. x 9 5/8in. Estimate: $150-$200. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

– Lot 67: Artist: Kunisada/Toyokuni III (1786-1865), Kabuki drama (6 figures), 1847-52, woodblock, triptych trimmed, 14 1/8 by 9½ inches, (est. $200-$400).

– Lot 51: Artist: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Ebisu, the god of good luck, 1952, woodblock print, 16½ by 12¾ inches (est. $200-$300).

Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), ‘Ebisu, the god of good luck,’ 1952, woodblock print, 16½in. x 12¾in. Estimate:
$200-300. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

– Lot 21: Artist: Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991), Rice Planting (Taue), Rice Harvesting (Toriire), 1953, woodblock print, 15¾ by 10¾ inches (est. $150-$200).

– Lot 91: Artist: Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950, Small Town in Chigoku, 1933, woodblock print, 11 by 16 inches, (est. $200-$300).

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), ‘Small Town in Chigoku,’ 1933, woodblock print, framed 11in. x 16in. Estimate $200-$300. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

The auction will be held Sunday, March 17, starting at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time.

For more information, contact Stephen Turner, president of Turner Auctions, at 415-964-5250 or sturner@turnerauctionsonline.com.