Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)
Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)

Jittai e-fuzoku (Ten forms of manner in pictures)

Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)
Jittai e-fuzoku (Ten forms of manner in pictures)
A young woman seated on a bamboo bench, playing with a winter cherry (hozuki), while another woman in a black transparent gauze outer robe standing by watches, from the series Jittai e-fuzoku (Ten forms of manner in pictures), yellow background, signed Kiyonaga ga and with censor's seal kiwame and published by Takaku Soshichi--very good impression, slightly faded, slightly soiled and creased on corners, slightly creased along chain lines, horizontal centerfold with slight soiling restored on reverse, tears restored
oban tate-e: 39 x 25.6cm.
Henri Vever, sold Sotheby's London, Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Paintings from the Henri Vever Collection: Part III, 24 March 1977, lot 152
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, "Kiyonaga Buncho Sharaku Estampes Japonaises...", 1911.1

Tokyo and other cities in Japan, "Ukiyoe meisaku 300 senten" (300 Masterpieces of ukiyo-e [from the Vever Collection]), 1975

Lot Essay

Jack Hillier, Japanese Prints & Drawings from the Vever Collection, vol. 1 (London and New York: Philip Wilson Publishers and Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1976), no. 380.
Chie Hirano, Kiyonaga: A Study of his Life and Works (Cambridge, Mass., for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1939), no. 968, pl. LXI.
Vignier, C. and Inada, T. Kiyonaga Buncho Sharaku Estampes
Japonaises...Exposées au Musée des Arts Décoratifs en Janvier 1911
(Paris: Raymond Koechlin, 1911), no. 94, pl. XXIV.

Previously sold in these Rooms 26 March 1998, lot 219

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