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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Mother Suckling Her Baby

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Mother Suckling Her Baby
Color woodcut: a young woman suckling her baby beside a lacquered mirror stand, the glass of the mirror applied with silver mica and the stand burnished, the woman's robe with embossed pattern, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Moriya Jihei--very good impression, faded, yellow ground now faint, minor stains, backed
oban tate-e: 14 7/8 x 10½in. (37.8 x 25.6cm.)
Provenance
Henri Vever (1854-1943), sold Sotheby's, London, Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books and Drawings, from the Henri Vever Collection, Part 1, 26 March 1974, no. 209
Literature
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. 471.

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