14 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,000
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
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