17 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 5,000
Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)
Fuwa Banzaemon and Nagoya Sanza from the kabuki play Sayaate
Signed Gototei Kunisada ga and sealed
Fan; ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper
7 1/8 x 19 7/8in. (18.2 x 51cm.)
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