Katydid and Centipede

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Katydid and Centipede by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Katydid and Centipede

Series; Picture Book of Selected Insects (Ehon mushi erami)

Utamaro's Picture Book of Selected Insects - A fantastic series by Utamaro depicting pairings of various insects, with a kyoka (or humorous poem) relating to each creature. Some prints including touches of shimmering mica or metallic pigment. A charming group, faithfully reproduced with delicate line work, that would be perfect for collecting or decoration - bid or buy now!

Translation of Poems -

Every night I sob like the sounds of the grasshopper and my heart misses you.

I wish I were the cure for the centipede bite to be melted by your saliva.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Image Size - 8 5/8" x 12 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Slight spotting. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Katydid and Centipede by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Katydid and Centipede by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)