Courtesan Takigawa of Ogiya

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Courtesan Takigawa of Ogiya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Courtesan Takigawa of Ogiya

Series; The Seven Komachi of the Yoshiwara

Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today.  Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!

Courtesan Takigawa of Ogiya - Lovely Utamaro reprint showing the courtesan Takigawa of the Ogiya House just after a bath. She pats the back of her neck dry with the sleeve of her tie-dyed cotton kimono. Beautifully detailed with fine line work in the hair. A charming design showing a young woman in a private moment.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Image Size - 11 3/8" x 7 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Courtesan Takigawa of Ogiya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Courtesan Takigawa of Ogiya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)