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Two Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) Woodblock Prints

Auction:
3132T
Lot:
1452
Sold for:
$185$150

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

Description:

Two Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) Woodblock Prints, Japan, one depicting Awabi Divers, from a triptych, unknown edition; and a bust portrait of two courtesans, Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin) edition, both signed "Utamaro hitsu," oban tate-e, sizes to 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.

Asian Art Online
Estimate $300-500

trimmed, serely toned, faded, Courtesans with worm holes, tears, holes, creases, stains, trace of backing, taped to paper support along top edge; the Divers with buckling, creases, taping remnants, stains, possible repair to bottom left corner.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Maruya Jinpachi, Hari-shigoto, Japanese art, Japanese printmakers, Kitagawa, Printmaking, Utamaro, Utamaro's pictures of abalone divers, Visual arts, Japan

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