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The Priest Hoshi

By Kitagawa Utamaro

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The Priest Hoshi - Kitagawa  Utamaro print

Kitagawa Utamaro
1806

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Date: 1806

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 39 by 26.2 cm cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $3500 (excl. taxes)

Description:

From the series "Children at Play as the Thirty-Six Immortal Poets, a Set of Thirty-Six," signed Utamaro hitsu, with publisher's seal 'I' (Sawamuraya Seikichi) and censor's seal kiwame, 1806

oban tate-e 15 3/8 by 10 3/8 in., 39 by 26.2 cm

The poem above the figures is by the Immortal Poet Sosei Hoshi:
Miwataseba
sakura yanagi o
kokimazete
miyako zo haru no
nishiki narikeru

The endless of cherry and willow
weave together
the capital's springtime
ornate brocade!

This print is from a rather obscure series; Collia-Suzuki records only three extant designs in her comprehensive index, none of which we are able to locate in any published reference as of yet.

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