18 March 2008
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Three beauties, from the series Sanganotsu bijin fuzoku kurabe (Comparison of customs and manners among three beauties of the three cities, Edo, Kyoto and Osaka)
Half-length portraits, beauties compared to bays in three provinces, signed Utamaro hitsu and published by Nishimuraya Yohachi [Eijudo]--good impression, slightly trimmed, faded, soiled, crease, repairs especially along edges, inpainting in two seals, backed
oban tate-e: 36.8 x 24.7cm.
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