Traditional & Contemporary Japanese Prints Come To Auction On June 22 At Turner Auctions + Appraisals

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Online Auction Features Over 120 Lots of Prints, Etchings, and Drawings

Lot 2:  Artist: Yoshiiku UTAGAWA (Attributed). Series: Ghost. Date: c. 1860s. Medium: Ink and color on thin paper. Dimensions: 32" x 15". Condition: Some losses, overall good. Estimate $1,000-$2,000.
Lot 2:  Artist: Yoshiiku UTAGAWA (Attributed). Series: Ghost. Date: c. 1860s. Medium: Ink and color on thin paper. Dimensions: 32″ x 15″. Condition: Some losses, overall good. Estimate $1,000-$2,000.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 10, 2024 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Japanese Prints on Saturday, June 22, 2024. The sale features over 120 lots of traditional and contemporary Japanese woodblock prints, etchings, preparatory drawings, and pillar prints – mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries and from two California collections. Traditional artists include Kuniyoshi, Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kunichika, Yoshitoshi, Yoshida, Hasui, Yoshiiku, and Keith. Among the contemporary offerings are works from Hamanishi and Yoshimatsu, plus an extensive selection of etchings by Tanaka.

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 10:30 am PDT; sale items are available for preview and bidding now. The online auction will be featured live on multiple platforms:  LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps (“Turner Auctions”). All are easily accessed through ‘Upcoming Auctions’ at the company’s website:

Here below are some highlights of the upcoming online sale (please see auction information and lot details in the online catalog). 

Lot 2:  Artist: Yoshiiku UTAGAWA (Attributed). Series: Ghost. Date: c. 1860s. Medium: Ink and color on thin paper. Dimensions: 32″ x 15″. Condition: Some losses, overall good. Estimate $1,000-$2,000. 

Lot 123:  Artist: Ryohei TANAKA (1933-2019). Series: Tranquil night No. 2. Date: 1983. Medium: Etching and Aquatint, Ed. 100. Dimensions: 18 1/2″ x 133/4″. Condition: Very good. Estimate $500-$700. 

Lot 15:  Artist: HOKUSAI (1760-1849). Series: Edo Hakkei (Eight Views of Edo). Date: 1833. Medium: Woodblock (eight prints). Dimensions: 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ each (paper size). Condition: Overall good. Estimate $800-$1,200.

Lot 18:  Artist: Hiroshige ANDO (1797-1858) Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Akasaka Paulownia Field. Date: 1856-58. Medium: Woodblock. Dimensions: 14 1/2″ x 9 3/4″ (paper size). Condition: Very good condition, has center crease. Estimate $800-$1,200. 

Lot 42:  Artist: Kobayashi KIYOCHIKA (1847-1915) Series: A Formal Procession of a Daimyo on New Year’s Day. Date: 1880. Medium: Twenty (20) continuous woodblock sheets, plus front and back cover. Dimensions: 14 1/8″ x 9 1/16″ each. Condition: Very good. Estimate $800-$1,200. 

Lot 57:  Artist: Tsukioka YOSHITOSHI (1839-1892). Series: Shimura Masazo Katsutoyo Captures Yamauba Alive. Date: 1865. Medium: Woodblock, triptych. Dimensions: 14″ x 9 1/4″ each. Condition: Stained, rubbed, repairs, faded and backed. Estimate $400-$600. 

Lot 66:  Artist: Kuniyoshi UTAGAWA (1797/98-1861). Series: The Marvelous Doctor Treats Serious Diseases (Kitai na meii nanbyo ryoji). Date: 1850. Medium: Woodblock (triptych). Dimensions: 14″ x 9 1/2″ each. Condition: Stained, backed, rubbed, trimmed, and faded. Estimate $200-$400. 

Lot 91:  Artist: Hiroshi YOSHIDA (1876-1950). Series: Elephant. Date: c.1931 Medium: Woodblock, signature is pencil signed. Dimensions: 15 3/4″ x 10 3/4″ (paper size). Condition: Overall condition good. Small repair to top left margin, evidence of prior mounting, toning to paper throughout and fading. Estimate $500-$700. 

Lot 89:  Artist: Toshi YOSHIDA (1911-1995). Series: Eagle Owl. Date: 1968. Medium: Woodblock. Dimensions :14 5/8″ x 10″. Condition: Minor toning. Estimate $300-$500. 

Lot 68:  Artists: Kuniyoshi UTAGAWA (1797/98-1861), Kuniteru UTAGAWA (1808-1876). Series: Ghost of Akugenda Yoshihira / Lives of Heroes of Country. Date: 1847-52. Medium: Woodblock (three prints). Dimensions: 14 1/4″ x 9 1/4″. Condition: Trimmed, rubbed, small losses and faded. Estimate $200-$400. 

Lot 93:  Artist: Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957). Series: Dusk At Tagonoura Beach from Selection of Views of the Tokaido. Date: 1940. Medium: Woodblock; Dimensions: 15 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ Condition: Minor toning. Estimate $500-$700. 

Lot 94:  Artist: Elizabeth KEITH (1887-1956). Series: Bridge at Suzhou. Date: 1924. Medium: Woodblock. Dimensions: 11″ x 15 3/8″. Condition: Overall good, backed. Estimate $600-$800.

Lot 99:  Artist: Yozo HAMAGUCHI (1909-2000). Series: Patrick’s Cherry. Date: 1980 Medium: Mezzotint. Ed. 100. Dimensions: 3″ x 3″. Condition: Good. Estimate $400-$600. 



Based in South San Francisco, Turner Auctions + Appraisals was founded by Stephen Turner to expand and complement the capabilities of Stephen G. Turner Associates, an auction and appraisal consulting firm founded in 2004. Turner Auctions + Appraisals presents online auctions in diverse categories of personal property ( Among them are Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Asian Arts, Toys, Jewelry, Militaria, Ethnic Arts, and others. The company offers a range of auction and appraisal services for buyers, sellers, and collectors. Online auctions are held several times a month. Working with leading live and online auction houses on the West Coast since 1991, Turner is a professional appraiser of personal property and seasoned auctioneer. His areas of expertise include fine art, decorative arts, antiques & residential contents. The company welcomes consignments and appraisals.

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