Bag Worm and Horned Scarab Beetle

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Bag Worm and Horned Scarab Beetle by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Bag Worm and Horned Scarab Beetle

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 -

The darkness of night hides my affection and I can’t tell which way is West.

If I do not love, I will not even be reborn as a beetle whose threads are split and ruined.

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 spot. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Bag Worm and Horned Scarab Beetle by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Bag Worm and Horned Scarab Beetle by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)