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Kitagawa Utamaro - Portrait of Tomimoto Toyohina


Blagoy
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Hello dear forum members! 

A few days ago in one antiqe shop I found "The Lady Tomimoto Toyohina Reading a Letter" by Kitagawa Utamaro. I believe that the print is original, not a reprint later version. The condition is not perfect and has some issues, but it's a rare one. The print was a gift from a Japanese  diplomat to Bulgarian diplomat in 1979,  аnd there is a dedication written with a pencil on cardboard in Bulgarian language. This particular print it's in collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ota memorial museum of art. 

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/60026547

http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/eng/collection/list11

 

 

Any guesses about authenticity and value?

 

Best regards,

Blagoy

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