UTAMARO: aiban tate-e (33.2 x 22.6 cm.); a parody of the night attack scene of the 11th act of Chushingura, here a courtesan and attendants at the entrance to a house at night, the lantern the maid carries inscribed Chu, from the series Ukiyo-e Chushingura, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Tsuruya Kiemon- good impression, slightly faded, otherwise good condition

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UTAMARO: aiban tate-e (33.2 x 22.6 cm.); a parody of the night attack scene of the 11th act of Chushingura, here a courtesan and attendants at the entrance to a house at night, the lantern the maid carries inscribed Chu, from the series Ukiyo-e Chushingura, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Tsuruya Kiemon- good impression, slightly faded, otherwise good condition
Provenance
Wakai Kenzaburo
Henri Vever (sold Sotheby's London, Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Paintings from the Henri Vever Collection: Part III), lot 163, where it is noted that the print was included in the Haviland 1st sale, no. 278)
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