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 Interesting Type - Interesting old reprint of a young beauty examining herself in a hand mirror, her teeth blackened to indicate her married status. Beautifully drawn with delicate embossing in the finely detailed kimono, with a subtle shimmering mica in the background.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/2" x 10 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.