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KATSUKAWA SHUNCHO: oban tate-e (37.6 x 24.6cm.); okubi-e portraits of the wrestler Onogawa Kisaburo and the noted beauty Ohisa of the Takashimaya, the first holding a pipe, the latter holding a fan decorated with morning glory, signed Shuncho ga and published by Tsuruya Kiemon--very good impression, very slightly faded and slightly trimmed

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KATSUKAWA SHUNCHO: oban tate-e (37.6 x 24.6cm.); okubi-e portraits of the wrestler Onogawa Kisaburo and the noted beauty Ohisa of the Takashimaya, the first holding a pipe, the latter holding a fan decorated with morning glory, signed Shuncho ga and published by Tsuruya Kiemon--very good impression, very slightly faded and slightly trimmed
Provenance
Henri Vever, sold Sotheby's London, Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Fan Paintings from the Henri Vever Collection: Part II, 26 March, 1975, lot 224

Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters, pl. 17
Hillier, J. R., Japanese Prints and Drawings from the Vever Collection, Vol. 2, (London: Sotheby, Parke-Bernet Publications, Ltd., 1976), pl.519

For other impressions of this print see Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum, Ukiyo-e Prints, Vol. 2, no. 1722 and Hillier, J., Japanese Masters of the Color Print, (London, 1954), pl. 56
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