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Japanese Paintings

Evidence of Japanese painting can be seen as early as 300 B.C., with an adoption of the Japanese painting aesthetic of yamato-e during the Heian period. With thousands of years of varying styles, there is one unifying characteristic throughout: in all periods and schools of art, Japanese paintings have always been deeply rooted in literary tradition with a sensibility for emotional content within an image.

One of the most well-known Japanese paintings demonstrating this sensibility and Japanese literary tradition is "The Tale of Genji." This painting is written and illustrated in the form of a hand scroll read from right to left and only revealed in parts. It also introduces a style of painting men and women with a simple hook for a nose, two slits for eyes, and small lips. This style... Read more

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FOUR EARLY 20TH CENTURY JAPANESE PAINTINGS ON PAPER, the largest 10.75in x 9.5in (4)

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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A GROUP OF THREE 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE EROTIC PAINTINGS ON PAPER, each leaf 15.3in x 10.8in. (3)

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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A SET OF FOUR EARLY 20TH CENTURY JAPANESE FRAMED FIGURAL PAINTINGS ON SILK, the frames 31.75in x 14in (4).

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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TWO 19TH CENTURY FRAMED JAPANESE SHUNGA PAINTINGS ON SILK, the frames 24.1in x 17.3in & 26.3in x 16.6in. (2)

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Japanese Style Watercolor Painting Of Swans

February 21, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Kisco, NY, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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18th CENTURY JAPANESE NAMBAN  'BYOBU'

February 21, 2018, 4:30 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Japanese Screen, four panels

February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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roll picture

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Two Signed Japanese Watercolors

February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Chester Springs, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Japanese Paintings, Spring Flowers, Autumn Grass, Landscape

February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Japanese Calligraphy of Tanka Poems, Painting

February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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A Japanese Pastel Painting on Silk

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Vintage Signed Pastel on Silk

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Antique Japanese Warrior Painting Framed

February 24, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Potomac, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Japanese Watercolor Painting of Small Temple, Mark

February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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2 antique Japanese watercolor on silk

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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5 watercolor and one calligraphy sheet

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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2 Japanese antique watercolor on rice paper

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Japanese watercolor on silk

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Japanese watercolor on rice paper

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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large Japanese w/c on silk w/ rosewood frame, signed

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Antique Japanese watercolor on silk

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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KAZAN Watanabe (1793 - 1841), SOKEN Yamaguchi (1759 - 1818) - Deux kakém

February 28, 2018, 7:30 PM CET
Brussels, Belgium

€500 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD INKWORK WATERCOLOUR SCROLL pain

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A SET OF THREE HUGE EARLY 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE EDO PERIOD FRAMED WATERCOLO

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£440 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF JAPANESE TAISHO PERIOD WATERCOLOURS depicting carp swimming. Imag

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A GOOD LARGE SET OF THREE 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD WATER COLOURS

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Japanese Watercolour Mountainous Landscape Framed

March 1, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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(3)  A PAIR OLD JAPANESE PAINTINGS. FRAMED.H240.

March 3, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Coram, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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UNUSUAL JAPANESE SILK PAINTING: IMMORTALS.

March 3, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Coram, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Tiger in Landscape Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Japanese Tiger in Landscape Paper Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Kingfisher Branch Paper Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Scroll Painting of Two Frogs

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Squirrel & Grape Paper Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Scroll Painting of a Tiger & Cub

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Japanese Avian Pomegranate Silk Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Edo Period Silk Tiger Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Paper Scroll Painting of a Samurai

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Scroll Painting of a Dragon

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Scroll Painting of a Deer

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Scroll Painting of a Rooster

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Tiger in Landscape Silk Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Paper Scroll Painting of a Tiger

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Samurai on Horseback Silk Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Scroll Painting of a Tiger

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Scroll Painting of Mt. Fuji & Dragon

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Scroll Painting of a Tiger

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Paper Scroll Painting of a Tiger

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Japanese Samurai on Horseback Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Sparrow Plum Tree Paper Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Scroll Painting of Moon Illuminated Tree

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Snail Banana Plant Silk Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Bird Cherry Tree Paper Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Japanese Paper Scroll Painting of a Tiger

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Japanese Red Bamboo Silk Scroll Painting

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Japanese Silk Scroll Painting of 3 Sparrows

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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