Original woodblock print - Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) - Courtesan Kinugasa of the Akatsutaya 赤蔦屋内衣笠 with kamuro Murashi むらし and Satoshi さとし - Japan - ca 1790s
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Title: Courtesan Kinugasa of the Akatsutaya 赤蔦屋内衣笠 with kamuro Murashi むらし and Satoshi さとし
Publisher: Tsutaya Juzaburo
Date: ca 1790s
Size: 25.6 x 36.6 cm
Condition: Discoloured around the edge from previous mounting, creases, warping on the left bottom, paper residue on the back, slightly faded and soiled.
No other master of ukiyo-e devoted himself so consistently and with such success tot he portrayal of beautiful women as did Utamaro. Outstanding examples of his work are his master portraits of famous courtesans of Yoshiwara. These pictures reveal graceful ladies, with elaborate garments. Utamaro used bright, fresh colours, often on a mica-dust background. with children, courtesans from the pleasure district, and pairs of lovers.
This print shows a courtesan of the time walking with her young attendants. Her rich and elaborate kimono is in centre focus, amplifying her grandeur and status.
- Xilografia originale
- Stampa a blocchi di legno policroma Nishiki-e (broccato)
- Carta Washi
- circa 1790s
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
- Cortigiana, Kimono
- Titolo dell'opera
- Courtesan Kinugasa of the Akatsutaya 赤蔦屋内衣笠 with kamuro Murashi むらし and Satoshi さとし
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 36.6×25.6×0.1 cm