Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Awabi Divers Triptych
Comments - Beautiful reprint of Utamaro's famous awabi divers triptych, one of the great masterworks of ukiyo-e. The women are resting along the shore after diving for awabi or abalone. In the center, a beauty unselfconsciously combs her wet hair as her little boy suckles at her breast. At right, a young diver wrings the water from her red skirt, her wet hair flowing loose over her shoulders and a knife caught between her teeth. A beauty kneels beside her next to a basket full of abalone, holding a shell out in one hand. A lovely beauty design with graceful line work.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Image Size - 15 1/2" x 31 1/4" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple faint spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.