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 Rarely Meets - Fantastic design of a young beauty, her kimono sleeve raised before her. Her hair is elegantly styled with combs and ornaments, the hairline beautifully drawn with delicate line work. A classic Utamaro beauty portrait, enhanced by a pink background with subtle mica. Rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 3/8" x 10 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.