Lot 380: UTAGAWA TOMINOBU (KUNITOMI) 歌川富信(国富) (active approx. 1810 – 1840)
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
The courtesan Nioteru from the house of Ogi-ya. Original color woodblock print, published around 1820´s. Signed: Kasentei Tominobu ga. Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo. Censor seal: Kiwame.
Very little is known about this woodblock master, in part contradicting information. He is mostly found under the name of Kunitomi. His rather unusual and wonderful colored works are exclusively devoted to female beauty (Bijin) and actors of Kabuki.
OBAN 37,6 x 25,4 CM
From a Viennese private collection