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Kyoto 1950's. Kyoto Hanga In. Single woodblock color print, 26.8 x 40 cm., margins included pristine, as new, lightly mounted on a mat, superb color, flawless. *** *** STUNNING WORK BY THE GREAT MASTER Utamaro Kitagawa, (1750 -1806), a Japanese Woodblock reprint, hand woodblock printed in full color, a stunning copy of the original. This is a very tender view of a Bijin [Japanese beauty], a prostitute, she holds her hand on her chin as she gazes into the Ukiyo [Floating World]. the void, dreaming of another world...another time... PUBLISHING STUDIO DATA: The publisher's name, carver's name and bibliographical data are found in the left margin of this print. CONDITION: This print is pristine, flawless, with stunning color, and the very rare crushed mica background, top edge deckle. TITLE: The title reads: "Kakuzetsu-ro Hinadori." "Geisha Hinadori at the Kakuzetsu-ro [prostitution] House. THE CARVER/PRINTER: This print was expertly carved by Harada Kame and superbly printed by Ito Satoshi. WHO WAS UTAMARO: KITAGAWA Utamaro [1754-1806], was the son and pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen, one of the leading artists of the Ukiyo-E School. The foremost painter of women. He had several pupils and innumerable imitators and forgers of his name, among the latter were Toyokuni and more particularly Yeizan. Extracted from Stewart below. REFERENCES: STEWART, Basil. JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS AND THE SUBJECTS THEY ILLUSTRATE: A Guide for the Collector & Student with Description of the Subjects Illustrated in Landscape, Drama, Story and Portraiture. VON SEIDLITZ, W. A HISTORY OF JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS. LANE, Richard. IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD: THE JAPANESE PRINT, INCLUDING AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF UKIYO-E: Utamaro entries on pp.21, 124,127, 135-41, 341-346. [ISHII, Kendon.] NISHIKI-E NO ARATAME-IN NO KOH-SHOH: READINGS OF CENSOR'S SEALS ON JAPANESE PRINTS ROBERTS, Laurance P. A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER: p.193. KOBAYASHI, Tadashi. UTAMARO. .
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