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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 564

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    Price Realised  


    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Two fan prints, the first of cats as festival dancers, signed Choro Kuniyoshi, good impression, colours and condition, slight soiling, some wear and tear and wormholes; the second from the series Neko no hyakumenso [One Hundred Faces of Cats] portraying cats as actors in their roles in Act VII of the well-known play Kanadehon Chushingura reflected in their make-up mirrors, those portrayed are Onoe Baiko III, Ichikawa Danjuro VIII, Seki Sanjuro, Sawamura SojuroV, an unidentified Nakamura actor, Nakamura Utaemon IV, and Iwai Shijaku I, good impression, colours and condition, slight soiling
    Aiban uchiwa-e (2)

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    For another impression of the first see Juzo Suzuki, Utagawa Kuniyoshi Exhibition Catalogue (Tokyo, 1996), no.241

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