29 March 2005
Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)
Beauties and boys
Left sheet of a triptych, Shogatsu (The first month), from the series Toyokuni Toyohiro ryoga juni ko (The twelve months by Toyokuni and Toyohiro), depicting two beauties, one carrying a cloth-wrapped package, the other with a rolled paper tucked in her obi, walking with two boys, a kite designed as a man with a sword flying overhead, signed Toyokuni ga and published by Yamadaya Sanshiro--good impression and color, lightly soiled, repairs, stain and tear top margin, lower right corner crease, worming, trimmed into signature
oban tate-e: 38.7 x 25cm.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For the complete triptych see Sadao Kikuchi A Treasury of Japanese Wood Block Prints: Ukiyo-e (New York: Crown Publishers, 1969), nos. 771-73.
In the late 19th century Emile Gallé’s vibrant glassware helped to transform ideas of what art could be. Specialist Carina Villinger shares her insights
Highlights from Adventurous Spirit, a private collection sold across two auctions in December and February to benefit a charitable foundation