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KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$20,713 - US$31,069
Price realised:  £48,500
ca. US$100,459
Lot number 711, Views: 81

KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806)
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754 - 1806) Takashima Ohisa, a waitress in a Ryogoku tea-house, famed for her beauty, holding a fan The accompanying poem slip, signed Karabana no Tadaaya , rhapsodises over her qualities Aikyo mo Charms and tea are brimming over Cha mo koboretsutsu and neither goes cold Samenu nari let me not awake Yoi hatsuyume no from this lucky New Year's dream Takashimaya tote at Takashima signed Utamaro hitsu , published by Tsutaya Juzaburo, censor's seal kiwame , good impression with mica background, some fading of colours, good condition, some creases in the mica, restoration of left-hand and right-hand edges Oban tate-e

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design
Date of the auction: 5 Nov 2007 - 7 Nov 2007
Address: Christie's
5-7 November 2007, London, King Street