Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Series; Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets
Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today. Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!
Tomimoto Toyohina - Lovely portrait of the beauty Tomimoto Toyohina holding a folding fan. She tugs at the collar of her white under robe as she looks ahead, a white cloth pinned protectively around her elegant hairstyle. She wears a sheer, striped black outer kimono over a red robe with a cherry blossoms design, the rosy color faintly visible through the gauzy fabric. An attractive design with a fine embossed geometric pattern in the white collar.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent condition overall, no issues to report.