• Japanese and Korean Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2688

    Japanese and Korean Art

    20 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 697

    Eishosai Choki (act. c. 1790s-early 1800s) and Toshusai Sharaku (act. 1794-95)

    Eishosai Choki (act. c. 1790s-early 1800s) and Toshusai Sharaku (act. 1794-95)

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    Eishosai Choki (act. c. 1790s-early 1800s) and Toshusai Sharaku (act. 1794-95)
    Three woodcuts, including one sheet of a pentaptych of women enjoying the evening cool on a pleasure boat by Choki and a bust portrait of the actor Morita Kan'ya VIII as the palanquin bearer Uguisu no Jirosaku in the play Katakiuchi noriaibanashi with signature Toshusai Sharaku ga and another sheet from a polyptych of a beauty drawing water from a stream by Choki and published by Tsuruya Kiemon
    oban tate-e
    MFA acc. nos. 11.14831; 11.24894; 11.22942 (3)


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    William Sturgis Bigelow