HARUMITSU UTAGAWA (active in the middle of 20th century) LANDSCAPE WITH MOUNTAIN GORGE IN THE SNOW
Ink and colour on silk. Signed Utagawa Harumitsu, red seal Harumitsu, 290 x 435 mm.
The work was part of a group of landscape paintings on silk by Harumitsu, purchased in Japan, c. 1950. They all were signed and sealed and the label found on few of them reads: This painting was painted by Mr. Harumitsu Utagawa, who is the only living of 7th descendant of Toyokuni Utagawa, the world wide famous artist of ancient times, ranking with Hiroshige, Hokusai & Utamaro….