////Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), Utagawa Kunihisa II. A geisha eating edamame aboard the boat of the Atari-ya teahouse, from the series ‘Three summer women’ / Fan print, 1860.

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), Utagawa Kunihisa II. A geisha eating edamame aboard the boat of the Atari-ya teahouse, from the series ‘Three summer women’ / Fan print, 1860.

Untrimmed fan print (uchiwa-e), 231 x 300 mm.

Title: A geisha eating edamame aboard the boat of the Atari-ya teahouse.

Series: Three summer women [九夏三婦久] (Kyūka sanfuku).

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada [歌川 国貞] a.k.a. Utagawa Toyokuni III [三代歌川豊国] (Japanese, 1786 – 1865).

Artist: Utagawa Kunihisa II [歌川国久] a.k.a. Katsuda Hisatarō, Ichiunsai, Ritchōrō, Toyonobu, Yōryūsai, Yōsai] (Japanese, 1832 – 1981).

Block cutter: Yokokawa Horitake [横川彫武] a.k.a. Yokokawa Takejiro [横川竹二郎] (Japanese, fl. 1860s).

Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō [伊場屋仙三郎] (Japanese, fl. C. 1845 – 1847)

Combined date seal and kiwame censor seal: 1860 (Ansei 7 / Man’en 1 from 18/III).

Signed: Toyokuni ga in toshidama cartouche, and Kunihisa ga.

Provenance: The Collection of Paul F. Walter, Christie’s, New York, 2017, lot 341; sol together with 5 other fan prints for $25,000. Before: Israel Goldman, Japanese Prints, Catalogue 9, 2003, no. 35.

Ref: [LIB-1693.2018] The Collection of Paul Walter. — NY: Christie’s, 2017, p. 363.

Ref: Israel Goldman, Catalogue 2018, № 52: “Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) and Utagawa Kunihisa II (1832-1891) A Geisha Eating Edamame Aboard the Boat of the Atari-ya Teahouse. From the series Kyuka sanfuku (Three Summer Women). 1860. Fan print. 22.7 x 29.6 cm. Provenance: Israel Goldman, Japanese Prints, Catalogue 9, 2003, no. 35. The Collection of Paul F. Walter, Christies, New York, 201, lot 341. Fine impression, colour and condition. The title is a pun on “kyuka sanpuku” meaning the hottest point of the summer. The background view is by Kunisada’s pupil Kunihisa.”

SKU: SVJP-0254.2018 Categories: ,

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