Utamaro: Chushingura Act II

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Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro. Subject: Act II of the Chushingura. A young man is leaning on the step of a h ouse and has deposited a letter in a fubako in front of a kneeling girl whose mother stands beside her. Publisher Eijudo. Date: c. 1800. Size: Oban design measures 10.25" x 15.25". Condition: Excellent impression, some fading to color, minor foxing/light wear. Some light paper on verso edges from matting (not damaging to print). Provenance: Sold in Sotheby's sale 6/4/1962 and again at Sotheby's 5/31/78