Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Appearing Again; Naniwaya Okita
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!
Appearing Again; Naniwaya Okita - Wonderful Utamaro portrait of the famous beauty Okita of the Naniwaya Teahouse serving tea. She carefully carries a porcelain cup on a red lacquer tray, using both hands, looking down with a slight smile. Lovely detail in the delicate hairline with embossing in the floral design on the cup. A classic Edo era beauty subject.
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.