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


Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Shiohi no tsuto [Gifts from the Ebb Tide]
The complete illustrated kyoka anthology, colour woodblock, 1 volume, signed Kitagawa Utamaro zu and sealed Jisei ikke, fine later impression, very good colour and condition, slight wormage
27cm. x 19cm.
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Lot Essay

Traditionally known in English as "The Shell Book", this illustrated anthology of kyoka draws together thirty-six poems by thirty-six poets on the subject of thirty-six shells.

For further examples of different printings see Asano Shugo and Timothy Clark, The Passionate Art of Kitagawa Utamaro (London, 1995), no.466 and 467, pp.224-227 for plates and pp.260-261 for text.

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