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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 708

    KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)

    KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)

    Price Realised  

    KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)
    From the series Toji zensei bijin zoroe [An Array of the Outstanding Beauties of Our Day], one of Utamaro's most striking compositions, the courtesan Somenosuke of Matsubaya opening a letter with a hairpin and shielding the contents from prying eyes, signed Utamaro hitsu, published by Wakasaya Yoichi, collector's seal Vever, fine impression, colours and condition
    Oban tate-e


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    Sold, Sotheby's, Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Fan Painings from the Henri Vever Collection Part I, (London, 1974), no.186

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    Provenance

    Henri Vever