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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 711

    KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)

    KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)

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    KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)
    Takashima Ohisa, a waitress in a Ryogoku tea-house, famed for her beauty, holding a fan

    The accompanying poem slip, signed Karabana no Tadaaya, rhapsodises over her qualities

    Aikyo mo Charms and tea are brimming over
    Cha mo koboretsutsu and neither goes cold
    Samenu nari let me not awake
    Yoi hatsuyume no from this lucky New Year's dream
    Takashimaya tote at Takashima

    signed Utamaro hitsu, published by Tsutaya Juzaburo, censor's seal kiwame, good impression with mica background, some fading of colours, good condition, some creases in the mica, restoration of left-hand and right-hand edges
    Oban tate-e

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    Another impression is illustrated in Shugo Asano and Timothy Clark, The Passionate Art of Kitagawa Utamaro, (London, 1995), no. 106

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