Apollo Subscribe Collector Services
Art Market

Pick of the fair: Galerie Tanakaya

TEFAF Maastricht 2017

12 March 2017

New highlights every day from TEFAF Maastricht

Mu Tamagawa (The Six Jewel Rivers), Kinuta Tamagawa
(c. 1795–96), Kitagawa Utamaro

The subject of the six rivers and their associated classical poems was not favoured by painters, but was popular among Edo printmakers in Japan. Their treatments included both representations and allusion pictures, in which beautiful women – presumably courtesans – were depicted in appropriate settings. This characteristic Utamaro beauty is reading from a 12th-century poem by Minamoto no Toshiyori.

Mu Tamagawa (The Six Jewel Rivers), Kinuta Tamagawa (c. 1795–96), Kitagawa Utamaro. Galerie Tanakaya, price on application

Mu Tamagawa (The Six Jewel Rivers), Kinuta Tamagawa (c. 1795–96), Kitagawa Utamaro. Galerie Tanakaya, price on application

There’s never been a better time to subscribe to Apollo magazine. Start your subscription today with 3 issues for £10.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *