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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 699

    UTAGAWA KUNIMARU (1794 - 1829)

    UTAGAWA KUNIMARU (1794 - 1829)

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    UTAGAWA KUNIMARU (1794 - 1829)
    From the surimono series Suru ichi [First of a Set of Companions] commissioned by the Taikogawa poetry club, an Oharame wood cutter and a child resting beside an ox, the poem reads

    Senkin no This beautiful spring day
    haru no atai ya is more precious than a thousand pieces of gold
    hiku ushi no I wish that my child when he grows up
    chikara kurabe yo will be strong
    tokai no kodakara and fight like an ox

    signed Honcho Kunimaru hitsu, seal Honcho, very good impression, colours and condition
    Shikishiban


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    Provenance

    Densmore Collection