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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 294

    UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797 - 1858)

    UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797 - 1858)

    Price Realised  

    UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797 - 1858)
    A black-naped Oriole perched on a stem of hibiscus, the haiku reads

    Ariake no In the moonlight at dawn
    Nurete ochitaru see the hibiscus damp with dew
    Fuyo kana and blossoms falling

    signed Hiroshige hitsu, seal Ichiryusai, good impression and colours, slight horizontal creases and slight soiling
    Chu-tanzaku


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    For another example see Israel Goldman and Cynthea Bogel, Hiroshige, Birds and Flowers (New York, 1988) no. 64

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