by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
6 mm Watanabe Reprint - This beautiful woodblock was published by the Watanabe Company and bears the important Watanabe round 6 mm seal. These old Watanabe prints are some of the finest woodblock reprints ever done. Watanabe began using the 6 mm seal after World War II ended, and it was in use from 1946 to 1957. These terrific Watanabe reprints are a wonderful way to collect a masterwork from the Edo era at an affordable price.
Comments - Attractive portrait of an Edo prostitute hurrying through the streets. She wears a black kimono over layers of colored kimono, tucking her hand into the obi at her waist. A white scarf is draped over her head, the edge caught between her teeth, and loose wisps of hair farmed her face. The black collar of the kimono features a beautiful burnished geometric pattern, and the tie-dyed collar of her pink under robe is embossed. A charming design.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.