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

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Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000
Price realised:  US$7,638
Lot number 27, Views: 54

Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806) Two prints, an okubi-e (large-head portrait) of the courtesan Otayo of the Fujiya gesturing with her hands, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Iwatoya Kisaburo; and Yubi ori kazoeru onna (Woman counting her fingers), from the series Fujin sogaku juttai (Ten types in the physiognomic study of women), mica on ground, signed Somi Utamaro ga (Drawn by Utamaro the physiognomist) and published by Tsutaya Juzaburo--good impressions, faded, backed, soiled, creased, tears repaired the first, trimmed on right edge the second oban tate-e : 33 x 21.9cm., the first; and 37.5 x 22.8cm., 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