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Lot 162

Two Ukiyo-e Color Woodblocks, Utamaro & Sharaku

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Kitagawa Utamaro (after)

(Japanese, 1753-1806)

Akashi and Matsuga of the Tamaya House, image ca. 1801

From "Famous Flowers of Beauty from the Pleasure Quarters"

Color woodblock on paper

14" x 9 1/2" (oban)

Publisher's seal bearing a strong similarity to that of Tsutaya Juzaburo. The glazed frame measures 19 1/2" x 15".

 

Toshusai Sharaku (after)

(Japanese, fl. 1794-1795)

The Actor Bando Mitsugoro as Ishii Genzo, image 1794

Color woodblock on paper

14" x 9 1/2" (oban)

No publisher's seal present.  The glazed frame measures 19 1/2" x 15".

Condition

The Utamaro print has a flattened vertical fold to the right of the sheet, and shows a bit of toning and mat burn. The Sharaku print has unusual coloration, including a splotchy pattern of staining to the figure's face.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 19.50 in
Width: 15.00 in
Depth: 1.50 in

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