Makiginu of the Tamaya

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Makiginu of the Tamaya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Makiginu of the Tamaya

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!

Comments - Lovely design of the beautiful courtesan Makiginu (which literally means "Bolt of Silk") chatting with a young woman tuning a shamisen. Her small attendant stands shyly behind her, smiling as she peeps around the beauty's back. A beautiful subject rarely seen in reprint form.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Image Size - 14 3/4" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail. No issues to report.

Makiginu of the Tamaya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Makiginu of the Tamaya by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)