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Auction: Japanese and Korean Art
was auctioned on: 18 March 2014
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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

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Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500
Price realised:  US$4,000
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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Color woodcuts: two prints, comprising a triple half-length portrait of three beauties showing each other unrolled sheets of inscribed paper, signed [Uta]maro hitsu and published by Enshuya Matabei; and a bust portrait of a beauty sipping from a stemmed goblet ( giyaman ), from the series Meisho koshikake hakkei (Eight views of tea stalls in famous places), signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Ezakiya Kichibei--moderately good impressions, faded and worn, first trimmed into image at bottom, second with rubbed signature and restored along both vertical edges oban tate-e : 14½ x 9 5/8in. (36.9 x 25.3cm.); 12 5/8 x 9½in. (32 x 24.3cm.) (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Japanese and Korean Art
Date of the auction: 18 Mar 2014
Address: Christie's
18 March 2014, New York, Rockefeller Center