Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty Carrying Laundry
Series; Twelve Types of Women Matched with Famous Places
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!
Beauty Carrying Laundry - Charming portrait of a beauty carrying laundry, a checked robe under one arm and several clothes in her hand. She looks back over her shoulder, her mouth open as if chatting. Her hair is pulled back into a large bun, adorned with just a few hairpins, and she wears a tan outer kimono with a black collar. The title cartouche at upper right takes the form of a partially unrolled scroll. Includes a dusting of mica across the background. An interesting design, rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 11 3/8" x 7 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.