The Suminoe at Shiba

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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The Suminoe at Shiba  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Suminoe at Shiba

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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!

The Suminoe at Shiba - Beautiful portrait of a young waitress from the Suminoe Teahouse in the Shiba district. She carries a small lacquer tray as she adjusts a hairpin. The circular inset at upper right is a picture puzzle spelling out the title of the work. Beautiful detail in the delicate hairline. A lovely Utamaro design, not often found in a reprint.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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

Condition - This print with excellent condition overall, no issues to report.

The Suminoe at Shiba  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
The Suminoe at Shiba  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)