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Utamaro (1753) (1753 - 1806)

Lot 26: Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806)

Christie's

September 22, 2005
New York, NY, US

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Description

Two prints, the first yellow ground, Seiro hana sannin (Three flowers of the Yoshiwara), signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Yamaguchiya Chusuke; second, the right sheet of a diptych Mitate rokkasen (Parody of the six immortal poets), signed Utamaro ga and published by Tsutaya Juzaburo--good impressions, first with gauffrage, faded, stained, soiled, creased, worming and repaired worming on the second

Rekisentei Eiri (act. ca. 1790-1800)

Triptych, mitate of an outing in the country, Mount Fuji in the distance, each sheet signed Rekisentei hitsu and published by Enomotoya Kichibei--good impressions, faded, soiled, stained, creased, repairs, wormed, edges nibbled
oban tate-e: 36.8 x 23.5cm., first; 38 x 25.2cm., second; 38.5 x 24cm., triptych, each approx. (5)

Artist or Maker

Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806)

Provenance

Pasadena Museum of Art, third
Mrs. Robert A. Rowan, first, second, third
Frank Lloyd Wright, first, second, third

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Christie's
September 22, 2005, 12:00 AM EST

New York, NY, US