19 September 2000
Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806)
A courtesan under a mosquito net reading a letter by the light of a lantern, signed Utamaro hitsu, published by Yamaguchiya Chusuke--very good impression, some pigments faded, a worm hole restored on right
oban tate-e: 38.1 x 25.5cm.
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For another impression see Shibui Kiyoshi, Utamaro, vol. 13 of Ukiyo-e zuten (Tokyo: Kazama Shobo, 1964), p. 194.
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