Hour of the Horse (12 Noon)

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Hour of the Horse (12 Noon) by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Hour of the Horse (12 Noon)

Series; Sundial of Young Women

Hashiguchi Goyo Reprints - Hashiguchi Goyo is one of the most famous and admired artists of 20th century Japanese woodblocks. Often called the "Taisho Utamaro," Goyo published this masterful set of reprints as an homage to his Edo era predecessor. Released in 1920, shortly before Goyo's death, these are indisputably the finest Utamaro reprints ever produced. Sparing no expense in production, these prints feature finely embossed details and shimmering mica accents that truly distinguish them from lesser reproductions.

These prints are considered some of the rarest and most valuable reprints on the market. As the production numbers for this series was quite low, they are almost impossible to find on the market today. This is an excellent opportunity for serious collectors as we are unlikely to come across another group of these oban Goyo reprints in such fine condition. Bid or buy now!

Note: Each print has the red rectangular Goyo seal in the margin or on the reverse.

Hour of the Horse (12 Noon) - Great Utamaro print of two young beauties after the bath, drying themselves with tie-dyed towels. Delicate embossed lines trace the contours of the women's faces instead of the usual black key block line, an unusual detail that creates a feeling of softness. A charming design.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Hour of the Horse (12 Noon) by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Hour of the Horse (12 Noon) by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Hour of the Horse (12 Noon) by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)