|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.