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    Sale 7432

    Japanese Prints, including The B.W. Robinson Collection

    7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 637

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

    Price Realised  


    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
    Lifelike Dolls of Foreign Strangers and Maruyama Courtesans Now on Show at Okuyama, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, published by Izutsuya Shokichi, aratame and date seal Hare 5 (1855), good colours and condition, some soiling and wear; and Asakusa Okuyama sho ningyo [Live Dolls at Okuyama, Asakusa], signed Ikusa Kuniyoshi, Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi and Choro Kuniyoshi, published by Yamaguchiya Tobei, censors' seals Muramatsu and Fuku, block-cutter Sashichi, date seal Ox 6 (1853), good impression, colours and condition, some wear, horizontal centre-fold; and three other associated diptychs
    Various sizes (5)

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    Another version of the second design is illustrated in The Baur Collection, Japanese Prints (Collections Baur, Geneve, 1994) G 416, but has a cartouche which reads Ryugu Tamatorihime no zu [The Princess Tamatori and the Palace of the Dragon King]

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