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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

O-Koma looking through the panels of a noren door curtain; next to her a toiletry cabinet with a towel, combs and other toilet articles.

Title: Hitsuji (Goat)

Series: Mitate jûnishi (Selections for the Twelve Zodiac Signs)

Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Seal: Kiri-Mon

Publisher: Kojimaya Jûbei

Censor: Mura

Date: around 1845

Size: Oban tate-e, 36 x 24,3 cm

Very good impression with fine colours. Margins minimally trimmed; old backing, two small wormholes, top right corner marginally soiled, printer’s smudge beneath the writing. Overall very good condition.

Cf.: Robinson, The Warrior-Prints, Oxford 1982, S38.8. British Museum, Inv. No. 2008,3037.13108; MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll., no. 11.36613