12 - 13 July 2005
Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)
The actor Matsumoto Koshiro IV seated holding a pipe by a brazier, a courtesan and kamuro beside him, signed Kiyonaga, very good impression and colour, light soiling and minor holes, pasted down at edge
Aiban tate-e: 32 x 22.2cm.
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This print is illustrated in Jack Hillier, Japanese Prints and Drawings from the Vever Collection (London, 1976), vol. 1, pl. 341.
For another impression see Chie Hirano, Kiyonaga, (Cambridge Mass., 1939), no. 437, pl. 49.
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