Kitagawa Utamaro

Child's Nightmare of Ghosts , 1801

Woodblock print, nishiki-e

37,9 x 25,5 cm

$12,000 - $35,000

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Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Vertical ōban, 379 x 255 mm
Signed: Utamaro hitsu
Publisher’s mark: Ōmiya Gonkurō

Provenance: Henri Vever (Lugt. 1381b) and another unidentified mark.

Fine impression with grey ground and blind printing on woman's robe, colour lightly faded, unobtrusive trace of horizontal fold, generally in very good condition.

An infant who is sleeping inside his own mosquito net is having a nightmare and has suddenly burst out to crying. His mother comforts the child, whose dream, full of goblins, is depicted in the cartouche above.