Ill Fated Lovers by Kitagawa Utamaro

Ill Fated Lovers by Kitagawa Utamaro
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Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)

Woodblock Prints Title: Ill Fated Lovers

1st Publication: 1803

Size: Aiban 12-1/2" X 8-1/2" (31 x 21 cm)

Date of this edition: 1803

Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi

Condition: Print is trimmed and lost 1/2" of white background. Colors faded, consistent with prints made in the early 1800's. Some thinning, and some soiling. Print is professionally backed on a very thin acid free Washi paper. It is not apparent unless you touch the paper, it is slightly thicker than usual. Fair overall condition. Very rare print.

Notes: Ochiyo and Hambei are shown making their final journey, walking beneath an umbrella. Ochiyo is wearing a black head covering, and walks behind Hambei.

Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.


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