UTAMARO Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print: “READING A LETTER”

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Seller: ukiarts (334) 100%, Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382932051132 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Marvelous Beauty Portrait! This charming bijin-ga or beauty print is, of course, a Utamaro masterwork. Without a doubt, Utamaro (Japanese, c. 1750-1806) is one of the most famous of all Japanese artists. His classic head and shoulders portraits of courtesans, geishas and teahouse waitresses are among the most sought after of all prints. In fact, many serious collectors consider Utamaro’s beauties to be the very soul of Ukiyo-e, the art of the Floating World. This is a classic Utamaro bijin-ga, or beauty portrait, of a young woman reading a letter she has just received. It would be lovely displayed on your home or office wall. Utamaro’s masterworks are in the collections of many of the world’s great museums. Among them are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the British Museum, London; the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia; and the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo. ARTIST: Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, c. 1750-1806). TITLE: Reading a Letter. SERIES: Ten Classes of Women's Physiognomy. MEDIUM: Authentic polychrome woodblock print. Ink and color on handmade paper. IMAGE SIZE: Approx. 11 3/8” x 7 3/8”; (28,9 cm x 18,7 cm). SHEET SIZE: Approx. 12 7/8 in x 8 ½ in; 32,7 cm x 21,6 cm). CONDITION: Very good condition. Marvelous color and wonderful detail. Please take a moment to examine the scans. Please bid or buy now. Thank you. The Uki Arts Gallery PS: Please click on “Visit Store” to see all of our Gallery’s current offerings. Be sure to also click on "Save this Seller" to see our new listings as they become available. International shipping is only $17.95! Please leave feedback. Condition: Very good condition. Marvelous color and wonderful detail. Please take a moment to examine the scans., Age: Showa era, c. mid 20th century, Region of Origin: Japan, Primary Material: Ink and color on handmade paper, Original/Reproduction: Vintage Reproduction

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