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Auction: Japanese and Korean Art
was auctioned on: 18 March 2014
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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1827)

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Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:  US$2,750
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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1827)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1827) Color woodcuts: three erotic prints, one plate number 7 of Utamaro's set Negai no itoguchi , featuring the clandestine meeting between a married woman and a married man making love beside a basin filled with an arrangement of rock, grass and water; one a plate of two lovers from the Eishi set Hana no ikyosho , the man in striped robe and a black box to their left; and another print of a man with eyes closed and a woman with head on his arm and gripping it with her fingers on a thin cushion, untitled--moderately good impressions, quite faded, soiled, stained and worn, centerfold and affixed to mats oban yoko-e : 9 3/8 x 14 5/8in. (23.8 x 37.3cm.); 12¼ x 8¼in. (31.2 x 20.9cm.) sight; 9¾ x 14¼in. (24.7 x 36.3cm.) (3)

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