Utamaro - CourtesanUtamaro - Courtesan
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Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806)

The courtesan Takigawa of the Ogi-ya family is sitting at a desk with books. In her left hand she is holding a roll of paper, in her right hand a brush. The poems above her are from the poet Sei Shônagon.

Signature: Utamaro hitsu

Publisher: Sumimaru-ya Jinsuke

Date: about 1800

Size: Ôban, 38,8 x 25,7 cm

Very good impression and colours. Corners of the paper a little bit soiled, otherwise very good condition.

Lit.: Kurth, Utamaro No 381.