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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 557

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    Price Realised  


    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Shokurio ambai zukushi [All Cheap Provisions]

    A group of animals busy at work in a restaurant, the two cats are grilling eels, a tiger is carrying a tray of mugimeshi [boiled barley], a boar is carrying imozaka [sweet potatoes] and holds a pot of sake, a pair of rats are sorting out boxes of eggs, a hare is preparing dango [dumplings], a fox is making tempura, and a bear is looking over a counter of sasa-yaki-zushi [cold dishes], signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, good impression, colours and condition
    Aiban uchiwa-e

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