Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Fancy-free Type
Series; A Parent's Moralizing Spectacles
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!
The Fancy-free Type - Charming design of a carefree young beauty, smiling over her shoulder and waving a fan. Her hair is pulled back into a large bun, simply adorned with a few hairpins. Her robe has fallen open slightly, showing the red cords of a purse worn under her garments. An attractive portrait of a vivacious young woman who hasn't yet settled down.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.