UTAMARO (1753?-1806). The bay at Akashi. (Sold)
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Subject: A noble man and his attendants looking at the moon at the Akashi bay.
Series: From the illustrated kyōka anthology Kyōgetsu-bō (Crazy Gazing at the Moon).
Signature: Unsigned as all plates from the album.
Publisher: Tsutaya Jūzaburō
Size: Album plate, 25,3x38 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print with extensive use of metallic pigments.
Literature: For a detailed comment about the album see Shugo Asano e Timothy Clark. The Passionate Art of Kitagawa Utamaro. 2 voll. London, 1995, p. 261, no. 468.
Remarks: Ex Grabhorn Collection. The poetry anthology Kyōgetsu-bō is illustrated with five plates by Utamaro referring to the theme of the moon.
Conditions: Very good impression, colours and conditions.
Item no: D 275
Price: Euro 1500