Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Four hashira-e (pillar prints), one depicting a young girl and an insect seller (*1), the second of the two lovers Komurasaki and Gonpachi (*2), the third of the two lovers Osome and Hisamatsu, the last of two courtesans Komurasaki and Wakamursaki from the House of Tama, all signed Utamaro hitsu. All approx. 60cm x 11.5cm (23 5/8in x 4½in). (4).