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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 264

    Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)

    KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1753-1806)

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    Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
    From the series Negai no itoguchi [The Prelude to Desire], published in 1799, a man approaching his lover, in the text above she asks him to stop, she is getting impatient, very good impression, colour and condition, slight centrefold
    Oban yoko-e


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    For a similar example see Asano Shugo and Timothy Clark, The Passionate Art of Kitagawa Utamaro (London, 1995), text vol. 280-81; and Lane and Hayashi, Teihon ukiyo-e shunga meihin shusei [The complete Ukiyo-e Shunga], (Tokyo, 1995-2000), vol. 15, p. 36-37

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