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Grasshopper and Cicada by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Item Number: 844716

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Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Fine Woodblock Reprints
Item Number: 844716
Price: $75.00
   


Grasshopper and Cicada by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Grasshopper and Cicada
Series; Picture Book of Selected Insects (Ehon mushi erami)

Utamaro's Picture Book of Selected Insects - A fantastic series by Utamaro depicting pairings of various insects, with a kyoka (or humorous poem) relating to each creature. Some prints including touches of shimmering mica or metallic pigment. A charming group, faithfully reproduced with delicate line work, that would be perfect for collecting or decoration - bid or buy now!

Translation of Poems -

Beware grasshopper, even the wall have ears that can hear your secret passions.

Careless people are like a cicada, their gossip is heard loudly and the truth can not be seen.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 8 5/8" x 12 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.


Grasshopper and Cicada by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Grasshopper and Cicada by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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