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3132T Marlborough
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Six Woodblock Print Items

Auction: Discovery - 3132T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: September 12, 2018 10:00AM


Six Woodblock Print Items, Japan, three by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) including one from the series Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets, one from True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love, and one depicting a standing woman with an umbrella, both Eijudo later edition, all oban tate-e; one by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), depicting a standing beauty; two by Suzuki Harunobu (1724-1770), one depicting two courtesans with a boy and a group of twelve book plates, later edition, depicting courtesans in various indoor activities, sizes to 14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.

Asian Art Online
Estimate $20-200

an Utamaro beauty with extensive repairs, two other Utamaro prints on a paper support, tears, holes, creases, toning; Eisen with severe toning and abrasion, partially reinforced with paper to back; Harunobu, partially backed, book plates toned with creases, minor tears, and worm holes.

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Japan, Bijin-ga, Harunobu, Japanese art, Keisai Eisen, Printmaking, Suzuki Harunobu, Ukiyo-e, Utamaro, Visual arts