Young Couple Dressed as Komuso, After a Picture by the Old Master Suzuki Harunobu

by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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Young Couple Dressed as Komuso, After a Picture by the Old Master Suzuki Harunobu by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Young Couple Dressed as Komuso, After a Picture by the Old Master Suzuki Harunobu

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Young Couple Dressed as Komuso, After a Picture by the Old Master Suzuki Harunobu - Terrific image of a young couple dressed as komuso or wandering monks that played the shakuhachi flute as a form of meditation. Each olds a deep basket hat and flute. Beautifully detailed with embossing on the hats and embossed patterns on both the black and white kimonos. The first time we've seen this charming design.

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 7/8" x 10 1/8"

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Light crease at edge.

Young Couple Dressed as Komuso, After a Picture by the Old Master Suzuki Harunobu by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Young Couple Dressed as Komuso, After a Picture by the Old Master Suzuki Harunobu by Utamaro (1750 - 1806)

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