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KATSUKAWA SHUNCHO: oban tate-e (32 x 22.2cm.); okubi-e portraits of the wrestler Tanikaze Kajinosuke and the noted beauty Okita of the Naniwaya, the first holding a fan, signed Shuncho ga and published by Tsuruya Kiemon--very good impression, faded, soiled and severely trimmed (losing both signature and publisher's seal)

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KATSUKAWA SHUNCHO: oban tate-e (32 x 22.2cm.); okubi-e portraits of the wrestler Tanikaze Kajinosuke and the noted beauty Okita of the Naniwaya, the first holding a fan, signed Shuncho ga and published by Tsuruya Kiemon--very good impression, faded, soiled and severely trimmed (losing both signature and publisher's seal)

Lot Essay

The enormous frame of Tanikaze ('wind in the valley') was captured in prints by many artists, notably Shuncho, Shunko and Utamaro.
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