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Auction: Auction 22.03.2001
was auctioned on: 22 March 2001
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Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806)

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000
Price realised:  US$5,640
Lot number 26, Views: 13

Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806) Nishi eki ta jirushi (Ta.... of the Western Station) Uchiwa o motsu onna (Woman holding a round fan), from the series Fujin sogaku juttai (Ten types in the physiognomic study of women) Two prints, the first an okubi-e (large-head portrait) of a courtesan "Ta...", signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Tsuruya Kiemon; and the second a half-length portrait of a woman holding a round fan upside-down, rolling the handle between her hands, white mica ground, signed Somi Utamaro ga (Drawn by Utamaro the physiognomist) and published by Tsutaya Juzaburo--good impressions, faded, soiled, lightly backed, restorations, slightly stained, title cartouche and signature almost gone on the second, losses to mica on the second oban tate-e : 37.7 x 25.3cm., the first; and 36.5 x 23.6cm., the second (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 22.03.2001
Date of the auction: 22 Mar 2001
Address: Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center