Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Mole Cricket and Earwig
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 -
I am as tender as the transient mole cricket forever thinking of you.
I am the earwig, so dull I can not even cut my own thoughts of love.
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.