Wakatsuru of the Wakamatsuya

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Wakatsuru of the Wakamatsuya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Wakatsuru of the Wakamatsuya

Series; Array of Supreme Beauties of the Present Day

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!

Wakatsuru of the Wakamatsuya - Fantastic design by Utamaro showing the famous beauty Wakatsuru unrolling a scroll, a calligraphy brush caught between her teeth. She looks down with concentration, focusing on her task, a white cloth tying back her elegant hairstyle. The scroll is beautifully embossed with an allover pattern, a lovely detail. A great choice to collect or display.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Wakatsuru of the Wakamatsuya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Wakatsuru of the Wakamatsuya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)