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The Interesting Type by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Item Number: 847465

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Item Category: Fine Woodblock Reprints
Item Number: 847465
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The Interesting Type  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Interesting Type
Series; Ten Classes of Women's Physiognomy

Hashiguchi Goyo Reprints - Hashiguchi Goyo is one of the most famous and admired artists of 20th century Japanese woodblocks. Often called the "Taisho Utamaro," Goyo published this masterful set of reprints as an homage to his Edo era predecessor. Released in 1920, shortly before Goyo's death, these are indisputably the finest Utamaro reprints ever produced. Sparing no expense in production, these prints feature finely embossed details and shimmering mica accents that truly distinguish them from lesser reproductions.

These prints are considered some of the rarest and most valuable reprints on the market. As the production numbers for this series was quite low, they are almost impossible to find on the market today. This is an excellent opportunity for serious collectors as we are unlikely to come across another group of these oban Goyo reprints in such fine condition. Bid or buy now!

Note: Each print has the red rectangular Goyo seal in the margin or on the reverse.

The Interesting Type - Interesting old reprint of a young beauty examining herself in a hand mirror, her teeth blackened to indicate her married status. Beautifully drawn with delicate embossing in the informal blue kimono and the background in subtle shimmering mica. Very nice.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 10 3/4" x 15 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small stain, common with this subject. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

The Interesting Type  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

The Interesting Type  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

The Interesting Type  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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