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Earthworm and Cricket by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Item Number: 925163

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Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Fine Woodblock Reprints
Item Number: 925163
Price: $85.00
   


Earthworm and Cricket by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Earthworm and Cricket
Series; Picture Book of Selected Insects (Ehon mushi erami)

Utamaro's Picture Book of Selected Insects - A fantastic series by Utamaro depicting pairings of various insects, with a kyoka (or humorous poem) relating to each creature. Some prints including touches of shimmering mica or metallic pigment. A charming group, faithfully reproduced with delicate line work, that would be perfect for collecting or decoration - bid or buy now!

Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.

Translation of Poems -

Not knowing day or night, I am like an earthworm wandering around in the darkness of love.

I am like the leg of a cricket, my heart so easily broken.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 8 5/8" x 12 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.


Earthworm and Cricket by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Earthworm and Cricket by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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