Beauties beside a Hibachi - Interesting large format reprint of two beauties beside a hibachi. The kneeling woman holds her sleeve to her face, her brows furrowed with worry as she looks down, a fan in her hand. Her companion dries the side of her face with the sleeve of her hydrangea print kimono, the robe wrapped loosely about her. Nicely detailed with soft shading on the background. The first time we've seen this subject.
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.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 20" x 8 7/8"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. A few creases. Folded by publisher for storage, will be shipped folded. Please see photos for details.
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