Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Happy Togetherness of Umegawa and Chubei
Series; Eight Pledges at Lovers' Meetings
Happy Togetherness of Umegawa and Chubei - Terrific Utamaro design of the young lovers, the beautiful courtesan Umegawa and Chubei, who works for a firm of couriers. The pair is shown under an umbrella as they make their escape to Chubei's native village. The beauty has a sheer black silk cloth wrapped around her head and pinned to her hair for traveling. The round inset at upper left shows a view of Lake Biwa. A charming scene with a soft color palette enhanced with touches of black.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Image Size - 14" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Small stain near right corner. Please see photos for details. Good overall.