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.
The Fancy-Free Type - Beautiful reprint of this famous Utamaro masterwork. A lovely young woman is returning from a bath, dressed in a loose cotton robe patterned with circular motifs of birds in flight. She dries her hands on a towel as she looks over her shoulder, smiling. A wonderful design with soft color fine line work and a shimmering mica background.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.