Kitagawa UTAMARO (1753-1806)


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A beauty from the tea-house Suminoe in the district of Shiba from a series: “Comparing the Charms of five Beauties”. The picture-riddle (in the circular cartouche top right) gives the identity of the beauty on each design. In the second edition the riddle is replaced with a flower design. Published by Omiya Gonkuro c.1795-6.

Very good impression. Slight fading. Thinned top left and paper strengthened. Signed Shomei Utamaro hitsu.

Status: Sold

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