Kitagawa Utamaro, (1753-1806)

Komurasaki of the Tamaya House After a Bath

Signed Utamaro hitsu, with publisher's seal of Yamaguchiya Chusuke, and red oval-shaped collector's seal Buronto (Paul Blondeau) beneath the signature, ca. 1795-97.

oban tate-e 38.5 by 25.6 cm

Ex. Collection Paul Blondeau, Paris
Ex. Collection Charles Haviland, Paris

Hotel Drouot, Paris, Collection Ch.Haviland: Estampes Japonaises, Premier Partie, sold November 27-29, 1922, lot no. 311. illus.
Kiyoshi Shibui, Ukiyo-e Zuten: Utamaro, 1964, vol. 13, p. 72

Society for Japanese Art, Westfries Museum in Hoorn, The Netherlands, Collected and Cherished, Japanese Art in Dutch Private Collections 1600-1900; September 2nd - October 22, 2000


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