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UTAMARO - Japanese Woodblock Print BEAUTY HOLDING FAN MASTERWORK

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UTAMARO - Japanese Woodblock Print BEAUTY HOLDING FAN MASTERWORK

KITAGAWA UTAMARO

Takashima Ohisa


Date: originally published c. 1793, this is a Showa era strike published by Watanabe from recut blocks, with publisher's 7mm round seal in the lower right corner
Size: oban approx. 10" x 15.5"
Condition: Fine, no flaws, uncirculated print, never framed
Impression: Fine, solid key lines and excellent registration of color
Color: Fine, deep saturated color and bleed through with beautiful pearl white mica ground
Ohisa was the daughter of Takashima Chohei, the owner of a rice-cake shop located in Edo (now Tokyo). Ohisa was reputed to be so beautiful that when she worked as a waitress in the shop, business would increase dramatically. Her beauty was popularly judged to be on a par with a that of Naniwaya Okita the reigning beauty queen of Edo in 1793, when Ohisa would have been 16 years old.
ABOUT KITAGAWA UTAMARO
Utamaro (ca. 1753 - 1806) (the name has occasionally been rendered as Outamaro, but that usage is archaic) was a Japanese printmaker and painter, and is considered one of the greatest artists of ukiyo-e. He is known especially for his masterfully composed studies of women, known as bijin-ga, although he also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects. His work reached Europe in the mid 19th century, where it was very popular, enjoying particular acclaim in France. He influenced the European Impressionists, particularly with his use of partial views, with an emphasis on light and shade.


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