8 - 9 June 2004
A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF SURIMONO
TORII KIYONAGA (1752-1815)
The right-hand sheet of a diptych from the series Edo shichi-fukujin mairi [Visits to the Gods of Good Fortune in Edo], sub-titled Ebisu Daikoku Higurashi Keidai [Ebisu and Daikoku in the Grounds of the Higurashi temple], depicting a married woman shading her eyes with a fan while a young girl is seated on a bench beside her in the grounds of the Higurashi temple, signed Kiyonaga, with kiwame seal and publisher's seal Tsutaya, collector's seal Vever, fine impression, good colours and condition, laid down
Chuban: 10¼ x 7½in. (26.0 x 19.1cm.)
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Chie Hirano, Kiyonaga, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1939), no. 937.
Sotheby & Co., Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Fan Paintings from the Henri Vever Collection, Part II, 26 March 1975, no. 161.
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