UTAMARO (1753?-1806). New Year gifts. (Sold)
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Subject: Delivering New Year gifts in the snow.
Series: From the illustrated kyoka antology Waka Ebisu (The young god Ebisu).
Signature: Unsigned as all plates from the album.
Publisher: Tsutaya Juzaburo
Size: Album plate, 28,5x37 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print
Literature: A detailed comment on the album is in Shugo Asano e Timothy Clark. The Passionate Art of Kitagawa Utamaro. 2 voll. London, 1995, p. 259, no. 465.
Remarks: The antology Waka Ebisu contains sixty kyoka poems celebrating the coming of the spring and five plates by Utamaro related the New Year activities.
Conditions: Very good impression, colours and conditions.
Item no: A 107