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The Courtesan

Artist: Utamaro
Date: ca.1794
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e (9 by 14.25 ins)
Description: The Hour of the Cock (6p.m.), from the series 'Twelve Hours of the Green Houses'. A courtesan of the Ogiya house and her attendant.
Series: Tori no koku
Publisher: Tsutaya Jusaburo
Condition: Slight fading. Some wear to left edge. A small hole to upper left corner otherwise very good. Residual stamp of a collector's seal to bottom right.
Impression: Fine, with brass filings applied to background
Notes: A classic design from one of the artist's finest series. Illustrated in the British Museum's, The Passionate Art of Utamaro, Plate 159, and Tokyo National Museum Vol.2 Plate 1831. RESERVED
Price: (SOLD)


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