Ochie of the Koiseya at Kobikicho, Shin-yashiki

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Ochie of the Koiseya at Kobikicho, Shin-yashiki by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Ochie of the Koiseya at Kobikicho, Shin-yashiki

Series; Famous Beauties of Edo

Ochie of the Koiseya at Kobikicho, Shin-yashiki - Wonderful, classic Utamaro head and shoulders portrait of the famous young beauty Ochie reading a woodblock print book. She smiles happily as she examines the pictures, her open lips revealing tiny even teeth. A lovely design with fine line work in the hair and a beautiful mica background. Rarely seen in reprint.

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 1/4" x 10 1/2" + margins as shown

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

Ochie of the Koiseya at Kobikicho, Shin-yashiki by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Ochie of the Koiseya at Kobikicho, Shin-yashiki by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)