UTAGAWA KUNISADA [1786-1865] and UTAGAWA YOSHITORA [fl.1850-1880], a folio of 103 oban tate-e [possibly from a gajo];

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Lot 91
UTAGAWA KUNISADA [1786-1865] and UTAGAWA YOSHITORA [fl.1850-1880], a folio of 103 oban tate-e [possibly from a gajo];

Sold for £ 90,720 (US$ 122,582) inc. premium
UTAGAWA KUNISADA [1786-1865] and UTAGAWA YOSHITORA [fl.1850-1880], a folio of 103 oban tate-e [possibly from a gajo];
predominantly portraits [including 31 okubi-e] depicting a variety of Kabuki and other characters, including: Abe Yasuna; Iwai Jusaburo as the Onnagata Yaoya Oshichi; and Nakamura XIII as Tobi no Mono Gosai Sashichi. Some portraits presumably from the 153 Kunisada designs, intended to serve as the pinnacle and swan-song of the artist's career ['Kunisada's World' by Sebastian Izzard/1993-page 182, refers]; together with a Japanese scrap album [104]
[some damage and trimming]
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