KITAGAWA UTAMARO I (EARLY 1750S–1806), COURTESAN SHIRATSUYU OF THE WAKANAYA AND OTOKOYAMA SAKE BY MOMENYA (WAKANAYA UCHI SHIRATSUYU, MOMENYA NO OTOKOYAMA) | EDO PERIOD, LATE 18TH CENTURY
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
KITAGAWA UTAMARO I (EARLY 1750S–1806)
EDO PERIOD, LATE 18TH CENTURY
COURTESAN SHIRATSUYU OF THE WAKANAYA AND OTOKOYAMA SAKE BY MOMENYA (WAKANAYA UCHI SHIRATSUYU, MOMENYA NO OTOKOYAMA)
Woodblock print, from the series Aristocrats of sake compared to courtesans of six selected houses (Natorizake rokkasen), signed Utamaro hitsu, published by Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô), circa 1794 (Kansei 6)
37.2 x 24.3 cm., 14 3⁄4 x 9 5⁄8 in.
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Vertical centrefold and restorations to edges and elsewhere. Some soiling, slight fading and rubbing.
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