Hour of the Sheep (2 pm)

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Hour of the Sheep (2 pm) by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Hour of the Sheep (2 pm)

Series; Sundial of Young Women

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!

Hour of the Sheep (2 pm) - Wonderful scene of two beauties relaxing in the early afternoon, one standing next to a classic screen and smoking a long stemmed pipe. She wears a sheer black kimono, her red under robe faintly visible beneath the transparent fabric. Her companion has a tie-dyed robe loosely wrapped around her, slipping off one shoulder. Beautifully detailed with embossing along the seated beauty's neck and shoulder, and inside the standing woman's ear.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Hour of the Sheep (2 pm) by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Hour of the Sheep (2 pm) by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)