Portrait of a Courtesan by Utamaro
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Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Woodblock Prints Title: Portrait of a Courtesan
1st Publication: 1796
Size: 14-7/8" x 8-1/2"
Date of this edition: 1796
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo
Condition: Trimmed. Upper right corner teared and poorly restored. A couple of restored crack. Remnants from prior mounting (Glue) Some pin holes by the bottom of the print. Excellent colors and impression. Fair to good overall condition
Notes: Blue and brown colors are original, and it is rare to see original prints from Utamaro with their original colors. Most of the "colored" Utamaro print are either later reprint, or re-colorized posthumously.
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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