Needlework

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Needlework by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Needlework

Comments - Lovely Utamaro design of a young woman checking the quality of a bolt of silk, her face visible through the sheer dotted fabric. A little boy plays at her knee, waving a fan. A sewing chest, ruler, and pair of scissors rest nearby, ready for use. A fantastic portrait print with the transparent fabric beautifully rendered, and the sewing chest burnished.

Publisher - Published by Watanabe, with circular seal.

Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.

Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Image Size - 15" x 10" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Needlework by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Needlework by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)