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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 293

    UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797 - 1858)

    UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797 - 1858)

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    UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797 - 1858)
    A wild duck swimming beneath snow-laden reeds, the haiku above recalls winter

    Kamo naki ya A duck calls softly
    kaze fukishiwamua breeze sets ripples moving
    mizu no omo over the water

    signed Hiroshige hitsu, seal Fukuju, good early impression, colours and condition, minor wormhole damage repaired, slight soiling
    O-tanzaku


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    Another later impression with the publisher's seal of Kikakudo replacing the artist's seal of Fukuju is illustrated in Sotheby and Co., Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Fan Paintings from The Henri Vever Collection, Part I, (London, 1974), lot 380

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