Reading a Book

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Reading a Book  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Reading a Book

Series; Fashionable Comparisons of Precious Children

Reading a Book - Charming Utamaro reprint of a beauty reading a book, her hand resting on the peacefully sleeping child in her lap. Another woman writes on the paper side of a lantern between the pair. Two books and a small rattle rest on the floor nearby. A beautiful scene of a quiet evening at home. Lovely detail and color in the intricate fabric patterns. A very attractive woodblock and a rarely seen Utamaro subject.

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 - 14 3/4" x 10" + margins as shown

Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown.

Reading a Book  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Reading a Book  by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)