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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 463

    Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)

    1799

    Price Realised  

    Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
    1799
    A man disturbs his lover who appears to have been busy at her toilette, her foot is reflected in her mirror, from the series Negai no itoguchi (The Prelude to Desire), very good impression, colour and condition


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    Literature

    Illustrated in Lane and Hayashi, Teihon ukiyo-e shunga meihin shusei. The complete Ukiyo-e Shunga, Tokyo, 1995-2000, vol. 15, p. 56; and in Uhlenbeck and Winkel, Leiden, 2005, Japanese Erotic Fantasies. Sexual Imagery of the Edo period, pl. 41a (this impression).