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17 East 76th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
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With over forty years experience as an auction-house specialist, appraiser, and dealer in Japanese and Korean art, I formed Sebastian Izzard LLC, a New York company, in 1998 in order to offer the kind of personal expertise, attention, and insights that are especially valuable to discriminating collectors worldwide. 

As a company we deal in all periods, from early to modern, the principal criterion being one of quality. Regular travel in the United States and overseas, to Japan and Europe, keeps us abreast of the international market and in touch with a global network. We welcome inquiries from clients old and new, whether prompted by an interest in the purchase or sale of works of art, in our exhibitions and catalogs, or in our appraisal and consulting services.


Courtesy Sebastian Izzard LLC.

Past Exhibitions

Various artists

Japanese Paintings, Prints & Illustrated Books, 1760-1810

March 15, 2024 - March 22, 2024
Our spring exhibition explores the graphic culture of Edo in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The introduction of color printing in the 1760s led to new techniques which were quickly adopted by the skilled craftsmen employed by the publishers of the period. The exhibition also chronicles changes in fashions and political affairs that affected the world of ukiyo-e, both in representations of the licensed entertainment quarter of Yoshiwara and the city at large.

Japanese Paintings and Prints: 1910-1935

October 4, 2023 - October 27, 2023
This exhibition features works made during the early part of the twentieth century, an era of energy, new influences and styles, and a refocusing and revival of the Jpaanes print genre.

Japanese Paintings & Prints, 1800-1860

March 17, 2023 - March 24, 2023
This exhibition focuses on the last 60 years of the Edo period, with both painted and printed maps, landscapes, historical tableaux, and studies of the natural world.

Japanese Prints & Paintings from the Late 18th Century

September 16, 2022 - September 23, 2022
Head-and-shoulder portraits (okubi-e) of actors, courtesans, and famous beauties. Utagawa Kunimasa (1773-1810) Ichikawa Omezo as Tashiro Yasubei Color woodblock print, 4/1796

Privately Commissioned Japanese Prints and Albums from the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries

March 18, 2022 - March 26, 2022
KUBO SHUNMAN (1757‒1820) A Pipe and Decorative Tobacco Pouch with Ojime Bead and Manju Netsuke Color woodblock print with metallic pigments: shikishiban surimono, 7⅞ x 7¼ in. (20 x 18.4 cm); 1813 Artist’s seal: Shunman

Fine Japanese Paintings, Prints, and Illustrated Books of the Eighteenth Century

September 20, 2021 - September 30, 2021
The fall exhibition at Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art will offer a survey of ukiyo-e from the introduction of two-color printing in the 1740s up to the end of the eighteenth century. Paintings, woodblock prints, and illustrated books by Katsushika Hokusai (1760‒1849), artists of the Katsukawa School, and Kitagawa Utamaro (1754‒1896) are included.

Utagawa Kunisada

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865): His World Revisited

March 15, 2021 - March 26, 2021
Paintings, prints, and illustrated books by nineteenth century ukiyo-e master Utagawa Kunisada.

A Selection of Fine Japanese Paintings, Prints, and Ceramics

September 14, 2020 - September 25, 2020
Sebastian Izzard LLC will exhibit Japanese paintings, woodblock prints and illustrated books, and seventeenth century Nabeshima ceramics selected from our inventory during Asia Week this September. KAWANABE KYŌSAI (1831–1889) Two Crows on a Branch Overlooking Asakusa at Dawn Hanging scroll: ink and color on silk; 39⅛ x 13¾ in. (99.5 x 34.9 cm); Meiji era (1868–1912), 1883 Signed: Joku Nyūdo Kyōsai zu Sealed: Bankoku tobu (Flying over many lands) Provenance: Josiah Conder

Important Japanese Prints 1830-1860

March 14, 2020 - March 20, 2020
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Chinese Bell Flowers and Dragonfly Color woodblock print: oban yoko-e (25.7 x 37.8 cm) Signed: Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu Publisher: Eijudo (Nishimuraya Yohachi)