Sokan Utamaro koga (Thoughtfully drawn by Utamaro the physiognomist) and published by Tsutaya Juzaburo, white mica baclground--very good impression, color slightly faded, some worm holes and water stains, mica background generally well oreserved but worn in the corners and several crease lines, laid down on paper " /> UTAMARO: <I>oban tate-e</I> (39.1 x 26cm.); a half-length portrait of a woman smoking, holding a pipe in her right hand and exhaling a cloud of smoke, pulling up the sleeve of her <I>kimono</I> with her left hand, from the series <I>Fujo ninso juppin</I> "Ten classes of women's physiognomy", signed <I>Sokan Utamaro koga</I> (Thoughtfully drawn by Utamaro the physiognomist) and published by Tsutaya Juzaburo, white mica baclground--very good impression, color slightly faded, some worm holes and water stains, mica background generally well oreserved but worn in the corners and several crease lines, laid down on paper | Christie's