////Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide. Framed portrait of a young woman and a painting of a parrot on a pomegranate tree / Fan print, 1832.

Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide. Framed portrait of a young woman and a painting of a parrot on a pomegranate tree / Fan print, 1832.

Artist: Utagawa Sadahide [歌川 貞秀], a.k.a. Gountei Sadahide [五雲亭 貞秀] (1807 – c. 1878/9).

Publisher: Iseya Ichiemon [伊勢屋市右衛門] (Japanese, fl. c 1823 – 1864), seal name Kaku-Tsuji [角辻].

Signed: Gountei Sadahide ga [五雲亭貞秀画]

Censor’s seal: kiwame, date seal: Tenpō 3 (1832).

Size: Uncut fan print (uchiwa-e); 218 x 282 mm.

Portrait of a young woman dressed in a green kimono decorated with arabesque (karakusa) and flowers, her black obi adorned with a dragon, in a western-style frame, on a blue background; and a painting of a parrot on a pomegranate tree.

A similar design was used by Sadahide in 1860, described in detail by Sebastian Izzard in his Japanese Prints of the Mid-Nineteenth Century: 1830–1865, September 20–October 24, 2006 exhibition: Picture of a Curio Shop in Yokohama: reverse painting on glass of a crimson parrot, coloured copperplate engraving of a mother and child (Yokohama urimono mise no zu: gyokuban abura-e, doban-e saishiki). Colour woodblock print: oban tate-e, 143/8 x 93/4 in. (36.5 x 24.8 cm.); Man-en I/3 (3/1860) Series: Picture of Goods for Sale in Yokohama (Yokohama urimono zue no uchi) Signature: Gountei Sadahide ga, double toshidama seal Publisher: Daikokuya Kinnosuke.

SKU: SVJP-0330.2020 Categories: ,

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