Kiyonaga Torii (1752-1815) Sumidagawa senchu... - Lot 72 - Beaussant Lefèvre & Associés

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Kiyonaga Torii (1752-1815) Sumidagawa senchu... - Lot 72 - Beaussant Lefèvre & Associés
Kiyonaga Torii (1752-1815) Sumidagawa senchu yokyo. Entertainment on a pleasure boat on the Sumida River At dusk, on a large pleasure boat on the Sumida River, the monkey dance is depicted. Two geisha with shamisen and a man with a tsutsumi, a small drum, accompany her. Signed Kiyonaga ga. Tsuruya publisher's stamp. Format oban tate-e: 38.7 x 26.3 cm (triptych) Repair marks on the monkey's head. Originally a little girl dancing with a mask, gloves and socks made of monkey hair. Framed under glass. Provenance: Bigelow, Boston - Spaulding, Boston - Matsukata, Kobe Bibliography: Hirano, Kiyonaga, A study of his life and works, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1939, pp.416-417, pl. LXXVI, 889 - llustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum, Ukiyo-e Prints (2), Japan, 1552, 1553 and 1554 repr.
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