Toyokuni I: Pentaptych of Nakanochô (Sold)

Utagawa Toyokuni

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Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I
Title: Pentaptych of Nakanochô
Date: ca. 1792

Panoramic pentaptych of courtesans, their attendants and clients all on parade beneath a canopy of cherry blossoms in Nakanachô. Rare, with well-preserved colors. Provenence: Beres Collection.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some fading to fugitive blue/purple hues. Some trimming to right/left of some sheets.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei
Literature: Ukiyo-e Shuka “The Art Institute of Chicago III”, nos. 185-189.
Seal: kiwama
Signature: Toyokuni ga