Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Peony: Hanaogi of the Ogiya at Edo-machi Itchome
From an untitled series of courtesans compared to flowers
Selected Famous Works - Mainichi Shimbun Publisher
Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
Peony: Hanaogi of the Ogiya at Edo-machi Itchome - Lovely okubi-e or large head portrait of the beauty Hanaogi of the Ogiya contemplating writing a letter, the paper rolled up in her hand as she chews the end of her brush. Her hair is piled high atop her head, elegantly styled with combs and hairpins. A pink peony blossom frames the title cartouche at upper left. A beautiful okubi-e or large head format image, with a soft color palette and fine detail. Nicely detailed with embossing in the white patterns on pink and rose kimono. Rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some spotting at wrinkling in the top margin. Please see photos for details. Good overall.