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Auction: Fine Japanese Art
was auctioned on: 10 November 2011
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Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1829), Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) and Kikukawa Eizan (1787-1867)

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Estimate: £0
Price realised:  £2,375
ca. US$3,754
Lot number 304*, Views: 72

Late 18th/early 19th century Comprising five oban bijin-ga prints: three by Eishi, the first depicting the courtesan Takigawa and two kamuro of Tama-ya, the second of Wakamurasaki of Kadotama-ya and her two kamuro, both depicted in the middle of oiran dochu (parade to escort their clients), the third, waka from the series Furyu Yatsushi Rikugei, all with censor's seal Kiwame, published by Nishimuraya Yohachi, two singed Eishi zu, one unsigned, the fourth by Utamaro depicting the courtesan Karaqoto of Choji-ya and her kamuro, publisher's seal unidentified, signed Utamaro hitsu, the last by Eizan depicting Karauta of Choji-ya , with censor's seal Kiwame and date seal, published by Iwatoya Kisaburo, signed Kikukawa Eizan hitsu. The smallest 35.5cm x 24.6cm (14in x 9¾in), the largest 37.7cm x 24.6cm (14 7/8in x 9¾in). (5).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Japanese Art
Date of the auction: 10 Nov 2011
Address: Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]