Mainichi Shimbun Publisher - From a fine collection of mid-20th century Utamaro reprints published by Mainichi Shimbun. This small Tokyo publisher carved blocks and reprinted many of the great masterwork designs of the Edo era. Their work was exquisite with an emphasis on quality, not quantity. Note the exceptional detail, carefully shaded printing, fine mica backgrounds, embossing, and other deluxe techniques. Mainichi prints are perfect for the collector or for the highest quality reprint for display.
Love That Meets Each Night - Lovely Utamaro portrait of a young woman reading a love letter. She is wistfully contemplating her young lover, whom she "meets" each night in writing. A fantastic design with fine line work in the hair and a shimmering, distressed pink mica background.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 3/4" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.