Cherry Blossoms by Kitagawa Utamaro
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Woodblock Prints Title: Cherry Blossoms: Segawa of the Matsubaya in Edo-machi Itchôme, kamuro Takeno and Sasano, from an untitled series of courtesans compared to flowers
1st Publication: 1802
Size: 13-15/16 x 9-3/8 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: 1802
Publisher: Maruya Jinpachi
Condition: A couple of clear spots, one in the upper corner, the other one by the wrist. Color fading due to age, consistent with Utamaro Original designs. Overall toning, leaving some white, untonned type of marks throughout the print. Good overall condition.
Notes: This is a very rare and beautiful design, hightly sought, filled with a lot of bright and shiny mica all around the Bijin, in the background.
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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