The Self Possessed Type of Woman by Kitagawa Utamaro
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Woodblock Print Title: The Self Possessed Type of Woman from the series Parent's moralising Spectacles (Kyokun Oya No Megane)
1st Publication: 1802
Size: Oban; 10 1/4" x 15 1/8" (26 x 38 cm)
Date of this edition: 1802
Publisher: Tsuruya Kinsuke
Condition: Partial color fading, consistent with prints from the early 1800's, very mild soiling, and imperceptible newborn foxing on the back of the print. The print was previously backed on an acidic paper, and has been recently removed from it to prevent further foxing or toning. Very good overall condition.
Notes: Rare and highly sought series of print. Untrimmed. Similar prints in mint condition usually sell for 5 or 6 times that price.
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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