Hanaogi of the Ogiya

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Hanaogi of the Ogiya  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Hanaogi of the Ogiya

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!

Hanaogi of the Ogiya - Lovely portrait of the beautiful courtesan Hanaogi of the Ogiya, looking over her shoulder as she delicately adjusts a hairpin, a slender pipe in her other hand. She wears an intricately patterned purple kimono with a design of folding fans and blossoms, tied with a solid black obi. A beautiful design, rarely seen in reprint.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Hanaogi of the Ogiya  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Hanaogi of the Ogiya  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)