KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
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KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)

Furyu mu tamagawa (Fashionable six jewel rivers)

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KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
Furyu mu tamagawa (Fashionable six jewel rivers)
Woodblock prints, hexaptych, signed Utamaro hitsu on each sheet, circa 1801-04
Vertical oban hexaptych: 14 ¼ x 10 in. (36.2 x 25.4 cm.) each approx.
(6)
Provenance
Sumi Nobuaki collection, Japan
Literature
Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige: Ukiyoe sandai kyosho ten (Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige: Exhibition of the Three Masters of Ukiyo-e) (Japan: Fukuoka City Museum, 2005), exh. cat. pl. 39 (Utamaro).
Exhibited
"Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige: Ukiyoe sandai kyosho ten" (Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige: Exhibition of the Three Masters of Ukiyo-e) Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka Prefecture, 06 October-06 November, 2005

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Lot Essay

Mutamagawa (Six Jewel Rivers), the subject favored by waka poets for many centuries. Many artists including worked on the subject including the famous series by Utamaro comprising six prints depicting bust portrait of courtesans of the Yoshiwara. This rare hexaptych work offered here depicts six beauties representing six famous Jewel rivers.

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