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Auction: Auction 22.03.2001
was auctioned on: 22 March 2001
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Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806) Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1829)

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Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:  US$4,935
Lot number 33, Views: 34

Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806) Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1829) Four prints, the first, the center sheet of the pentaptych entitled Susuhaki (House-cleaning), women pausing to watch the master of the house in an adjoining sheet, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Yamadaya Sanshiro; the second, the center sheet of a triptych entitled Enoshima Iwaya no tsuri asobi (Fishing at Iwaya, Enoshima), unsigned, published by Fushimiya Zenroku; the third, the left sheet of a triptych of beauties fishing in a boat under the crowded Ryogoku Bridge in summer, entitled Ryogoku bashi shita no amibune (Fishing boats with nets under Ryogoku Bridge), signed Utamaro ga and published by Fushimiya Zenroku; and the fourth, the left sheet of a triptych depicting Genji entertained by beauties in a pavilion, signed Eishi ga and published by Izumiya Ichibei--good impressions, slightly faded, soiled and spotted, centerfold, tears restored second and fourth, large ink stain fourth oban tate-e : 38.9 x 25.7cm. each approx. (4)

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