Pair of scroll prints from "Dosei bijin sanyu" series

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:54


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Lot 282: Author: Kitagawa Utamaro. Title: Pair of scroll prints from "Dosei bijin sanyu" series. Place Published: (Japan). Date Published:. Description: Two color prints. Each is 50x21 cm (193/4x8 1/4") and is enclosed in its own matting. These ukiyo-e prints are part of a series featuring beautiful women--one is titled Kitaguni bijin (beautiful woman, Kitaguni), featuring an oiran (the highest class of prostitute), and the other is untitled. The rare vertical diptychs are from acclaimed woodblock artist Utamaro who influenced impressionists from France and other European countries. Condition: Fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $1500-$2000
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