Segawa of the Matsubaya

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Segawa of the Matsubaya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Segawa of the Matsubaya

From an untitled series of courtesans arranging flowers
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Segawa of the Matsubaya - Charming scene of Segawa of the Matsubaya preparing to arrange a bunch of blossoming irises and slender green leaves. She leans over the edge of the walkway with a dipper in hand while the beauty behind her examines a bamboo vase. The first time we've seen this attractive design.

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 - 15 1/2" x 10 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Slight toning at edges, folds at corners. Please see photos for details.

Segawa of the Matsubaya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Segawa of the Matsubaya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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