5 - 7 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,875
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 5,000
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)
A girl holding a fan decorated with a lespedeza design lies on the floor talking to a young boy whose mother kneels behind them cleaning a comb, signed Utamaro hitsu, published by Omiya, collector's seal Vever, fine impression, with gold-coloured powder added to the fan, good colours and condition
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Sold, Sotheby's, Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Fan Paintings from the Henri Vever Collection Part I, (London, 1974), no.207
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