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Auction: Fine Japanese Art
was auctioned on: 17 May 2012
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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825), Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1829) and others

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,591 - US$2,386
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 277, Views: 54

Late 18th/early 19th century Comprising five oban and one chuban bijin-ga: one by Utamaro depicting the courtesan Ichikawa of the House of Matsuba, seated smoking tabako, with a koma-e cartouche on her left side, published by Ezakiya Kichibei, signed Utamaro hitsu, one by the Utagawa School depicting the courtesan Takigawa and her kamuro of the house of Ogi, with publisher's seal of Tsuruya Kinsuke, the third, a sheet from a tryptich by Eishi, depicting two geisha and their client, published by Wakasaya Yoichi, signed Eishi ga, a chuban print by Toyokuni entitled Jyugatsu from the series Furyu Jyunigatsu, published by Izumiya Ichibei, signed Toyokuni ga, the last by Toyohiro, depicting a woman walking by a river carrying a chochin, published by Matsuyasu, signed Toyohiro ga. The smallest 25cm x 18cm (9 7/8in x 7 1/8in), the largest 37.5cm x 25cm (14¾in x 9 7/8in), all framed and glazed. (5).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Japanese Art
Date of the auction: 17 May 2012
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]