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KATSUKAWA SHUNEI AND KITAGAWA UTAMARO: oban tate-e (38 x 25.7 cm. ea. approx.); a full length portrait in street clothes of the wrestler Onogawa Saisuke with a boy attendant named Toragatake Uzo, in his ninth year, signed Shunei ga and published by Tsutaya Juzaburo, a print of the wrestler Sendagawa displaying his agility to two beauties by grasping a fan with his teeth while balanced on one foot, a joint work signed Utamaro hitsu (the beauties) and Shunei ga (the wrestler), and another portrait of Yotsuguruma and Shiogame, also signed Shunei ga and published by Nishimuraya Yohachi- good impressions, color faded, some minor worming and stains, the last worn and toned

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KATSUKAWA SHUNEI AND KITAGAWA UTAMARO: oban tate-e (38 x 25.7 cm. ea. approx.); a full length portrait in street clothes of the wrestler Onogawa Saisuke with a boy attendant named Toragatake Uzo, in his ninth year, signed Shunei ga and published by Tsutaya Juzaburo, a print of the wrestler Sendagawa displaying his agility to two beauties by grasping a fan with his teeth while balanced on one foot, a joint work signed Utamaro hitsu (the beauties) and Shunei ga (the wrestler), and another portrait of Yotsuguruma and Shiogame, also signed Shunei ga and published by Nishimuraya Yohachi- good impressions, color faded, some minor worming and stains, the last worn and toned

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For another impression of the collaborative work by Utamaro and Shunei see Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters, figs. 58a and b; Narazaki, Muneshige and Wakamori Taro, eds., Ozumo (Tokyo: Gakken, 1977), color plate, p. 179





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