14 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Isoda Koryusai (act. circa 1768-88)
Okanaya nai Suminoe, from the series Hinagata wakana no hatsumoyo [Models for Fashion: New Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves], the courtesan Suminoe of the Okanaya seated before a mirror rouging her lips, while an attendant dresses her hair and a kamuro kneels beside her, signed Koryusai ga and published by Nishimuraya Yohachi, very good impression, generally good colour, some pigments faded, small worm hole restored
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