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    Sale 2266

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    Keisai Eisen (1791-1848)

    Courtesan in moonlight

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Keisai Eisen (1791-1848)
    Courtesan in moonlight
    Signed Keisai Eisen ga, sealed Keisai
    Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk
    33 3/8 x 14 1/8in. (84.8 x 35.7cm.)
    Previously sold in these Rooms, 27 October, 1998, lot 73


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    Provenance

    Ono Shichizo
    Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo


    Exhibited

    Ota Memorial Museum, Tokyo, "Keisai Eisen ten: Bakumatsu bijinga no kyosho" (Exhibition of Keisai Eisen: Master of beauty paintings in the last years of the Tokugawa shogunate), 1983.11.1--24; 12.1--21

    "Nikuhitsu ukiyoe meihinten: Azabu bijutsukan shozo/Ukiyo-e Painting Masterpieces in the Collection of the Azabu Museum of Art," shown at the following venues:
    Sendai City Museum, 1988.6.11--7.17
    Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, 1988.9.6--10.9
    Sogo Museum, Yokohama, 1988.10.20--11.13

    Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo, "Edo no fasshon: Kaikan kinen ten 1: Nikuhitsu ukiyoe ni miru onnatachi no yosooi Fashion of Edo: Women's dress in Ukiyo-e Paintings," 1989.6.14--7.2

    "Ukiyoe hyakka ryoran: Onna no yosooi, setsugekka, fasshon" (Flowering ukiyo-e: Women's dress, Snow, moon and flowers, fashion), shown at the following venues:
    Matsuzakaya Museum, Nagoya, 2003.12.27--2004.1.13
    Hiroshima Museum of Art, 2005.1.3--2.6

    Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin-Dahlem, "Schönheit und Eros: Bilder der Fliessenden Welt von Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro und anderen aus der Sammlung Sumisho, Tokyo," 2008.10.17--2009.1.4

    PUBLISHED:
    Narazaki Muneshige, ed., Utamaro, vol. 6 of Nikuhitsu ukiyoe (Ukiyo-e paintings) (Tokyo: Shueisha, 1981), pl. 65.

    Ota Memorial Museum, ed., Keisai Eisen ten: Bakumatsu Bijinga no kyosho (Exhibition of Keisai Eisen: Master of beauty paintings in the last years of the Tokugawa shogunate) (Tokyo: Ota Memorial Museum, 1983), pl. 297.

    Azabu Museum of Art and Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, eds., Nikuhitsu ukiyoe meihinten: Azabu bijutsukan shozo/Ukiyo-e Painting Masterpieces in the Collection of the Azabu Museum of Art (Tokyo: Azabu Museum of Art; Osaka: Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, 1988), pl. 58.

    Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, and Japan Institute of Arts and Crafts, eds., Edo no fasshon: Kaikan kinen ten 1: Nikuhitsu ukiyoe ni miru onnatachi no yosooi/Fashion of Edo: Women's dress in Ukiyo-e Paintings (Tokyo: Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, 1989), pl. 63.

    Kobayashi Tadashi, ed., Azabu bijutsu kogeikan (Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts), vol. 6 of Nikuhitsu ukiyoe taikan (Tokyo: Kodansha, 1995), pl. 53.

    Kobe shinbunsha, ed., Ukiyoe hyakka ryoran: Onna no yosooi, setsugekka, fasshon (Flowering ukiyo-e: Women's dress, Snow, moon and flowers, fashion) (Kobe: Kobe shinbunsha, 2003), pl. 12.