Asazuma-bune, Folding Fan Seller, Utamakura

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Asazuma-bune, Folding Fan Seller, Utamakura  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Asazuma-bune, Folding Fan Seller, Utamakura

Series; Female Geisha Section of the Yoshiwara Niwaka Festival

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!

Asazuma-bune, Folding Fan Seller, Utamakura - Lovely design of three beauties performing at the Yoshiwara Niwaka Festival. The woman at top center wears a tall yellow court cap and holds a court fan, in costume for the "Asazuma-bune" (Asazuma Boat) dance. The woman at right is a folding fan seller, while her companion at left is dressed for the dance skit "Utamakura" (Poetic Epithets). Beautiful fine line work in the hairstyles, with a subtle silver gray mica background. A great Utamaro image.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Image Size - 11 5/8" x 7 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Asazuma-bune, Folding Fan Seller, Utamakura  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Asazuma-bune, Folding Fan Seller, Utamakura  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)