Naniwaya Okita

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Naniwaya Okita  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Naniwaya Okita

Series; Women's Handicrafts; Models of Dexterity

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!

Naniwaya Okita - Beautiful portrait showing the young waitress Okita serving a cup of tea at the Naniwaya teahouse, located beside the Zuijin Gate at Asakusa Temple. Lovely soft colors, with fine line work in the hairstyle and intricate scrolling pattern of the black obi. A classic Utamaro subject with a shimmering mica background.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Image Size - 11 1/2" x 7 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Naniwaya Okita  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Naniwaya Okita  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)