Utagawa Toyokuni, (1769-1825)

Courtesan with Two Kamuro Under Cherry Blossoms

hanging scroll, ink and color on silk; signed Utagawa Toyokuni ga, with two artist's seals, Ichiyosai and Toyokuni no in, early 19th century

The painting is inscribed in sumi ink on the outside of the rolled scroll with title and authentification by Useki, possibly a former owner of the work: Shodai Utagawa Toyokuni shinseki, Ouka Yukun Kamuro, Useki dai (authentic work by the first Utagawa Toyokuni, Courtesan with Child Apprentices Under Cherry Blossoms -Useki dai); and with the same inscription on the outer lid of the storage box. The inner lid is inscribed: Shizu Kei Bunka Shoki kore (wo) Saku, Shodai Toyokuni shinseki mu gi mono nari, Useki kan (this painting was made in the early Bunka period [1804-1818], I authenticate that the painting is made by the first Toyokuni, certified by Useki).

painting 43 1/8 by 21 1/4 in., 109..5 by 54 cm.
overall: 68 7/8 by 29 in., 174.94 by 73.66 cm.



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