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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 274

    TORII KIYONAGA (1752 - 1815)

    TORII KIYONAGA (1752 - 1815)

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    TORII KIYONAGA (1752 - 1815)
    A charming scene of the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II lying against a bed in front of a standing screen decorated with chrysanthemums, he has one hand on the shoulder of a kamuro seated in front of him while she clasps his hand with one of hers, an illustrated book lies open on the floor in front of them, a yujo stands to the left of them fixing a pin in her hair, signed Kiyonaga ga, collector's seal Vever, fine impression, very good colour and condition, minute wormholes, light backing
    Oban tate-e

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    Henri Vever


    Jack Hillier, Japanese Prints and Drawings from the Vever Collection, (London, 1976), vol.1, p.309, pl.340