• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 314

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

    Price Realised  


    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
    The actor Onoe Kikugoro as the ghost of Oiwa, and Danjuro VII as the villain Iyemon, both signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga, good impression and colour, some staining; and a design from the series Kenjo reppuden [Stories of Wise and Virtuous Women], depicting Hatsuhana doing penance under the Tonozawa waterfall, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga, good impression and colour, light staining, wear to edges, binding holes restored to top edge
    Oban tate-e diptych and Oban tate-e (2)

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    For another impression of the second see T. Clark, Kuniyoshi: From The Arthur R. Miller Collection, (Royal Academy of Arts, 2009), p.133

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