Kitagawa UTAMARO (1753-1806)


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The Asahiya widow ( by reading the picture-riddle in top left box ) from Komei bijin rokkasen, “Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets”. Published by Omiya Gonkuro c 1795-6. This is the first edition ( there being two later states: See The Passionate Art of Kitagawa Utamaro, Shugo Asano and Timothy Clark, no 228, p 169 ). Fine early design.

Fine impression. Some fading and trimming, otherwise very good condition. Signed Utamaro hitsu.

Status: Sold

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