Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Color woodcut: a young woman strums a shamisen as a boy clasps her from behind, an allusive picture to Sekidera, from the series Furyu nana Komachi (Fashionable Seven Komachi), signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Tsuruya Kinsuke--good impression, slightly faded, attached to thin paper at top oban tate-e: 15 3/8 x 19 1/8in. (39 x 25.7cm.)
Henri Vever (1854-1943), sold Sotheby's, London, Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Fan Paintings from the Henri Vever Collection: Part II, 26 March 1975, no. 201
Jack Hillier, Japanese Prints & Drawings from the Vever Collection, vol. 2 (London and New York: Philip Wilson Publishers for Sotheby Parke Bernet and Rizzoli International, 1976), no. 491.
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