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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) Tamagawa Shucho (fl.ca.1790s-early 1800s)

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Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500
Price realised:  US$14,100
Lot number 35, Views: 126

Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806) Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1829) Tamagawa Shucho (fl.ca.1790s-early 1800s) Fifteen prints, an okubi-e (large-head portrait) of a beauty playing with her hairpins, signed Eishi ga and published by Nishimuraya "Sei"; a women on a veranda near a lake, signed Eishi ga ; an okubi-e of a beauty holding a fan, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Yamaguchiya Chusuke; a woman feeding her child, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Moriya Jihei; the left sheet of a triptych entitled Zuburoku no shichi henjin (Seven strange men blind drunk), signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Yamashiroya Toemon; Takigawa , from the series Toji zensei bijin zoroe (Array of supreme beauties of the present day), signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Wakasaya Yoichi; Keisei Kiyokawa, Karigane Bunshichi, Kaminari Shokuro (The courtesan Kiyokawa, Karigane Bunshichi and Kaminari Shokuro), from the series Chiwa kagami tsuki no murakumo (Models of Love-talk: Clouds form over the moon), signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Yamaguchiya Chusuke; Fukuju (The Fukuju tea-house), signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Yamaguchiya Chusuke; Omohayuki kuse (Laughing) and Rihatsu no miyuru kuse (Pretending to be clever), from the series Nakute nanakuse (Seven bad habits despite oneself), each signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Wakasaya Yoichi; Shigebe nyobo Osan ga so (Osan, the wife of Shigebe), signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Maruya Jimpachi; three prints of beauties, signed Utamaro hitsu ; and a sheet of a triptych signed Shucho ga and published by Yamaguchiya Chusuke--generally good impressions, faded, soiled, restorations, stained oban tate-e : 38.1 x 25.4cm. each approx. (15)

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