Carrying Brush and Water by Kitagawa Utamaro
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Woodblock Print Title: Carrying Brush and Water
1st Publication: 1804
Size: oban; 10" x 15" (25.5 x 38.1 cm)
Date of this edition: 1804
Publisher: Tsuruya Kiemon
Condition: Colors faded, consistent with prints from the early 1800's. A couple of repaired pin holes; strip of paper reinforcigng the left side of the print, a couple of horizontal fold now flattened. Pink and yellow colors still partially present. Fair to good overall condition.
Notes: This print is most likely the middle panel of a triptych.
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