Without a doubt, Utamaro Japanese, c. His classic head and shoulders portraits of courtesans, geishas and teahouse waitresses are among the most sought after of all prints. In fact, many serious collectors consider Utamaros beauties to be the very soul of Ukiyo-e , the art of the Floating World.
A marvelous portrait of three of the most famous of Utamaros models. On the left is Takashima Hisa, at the right, Naniwaqy Okita, and at the top is Tomimoto Toyhina. Utamaros masterworks are in the collections of many of the worlds great museums. Among them are the Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York; the Museum of Fine Arts , Boston; the British Museum , London; the Hermitage Museum , Saint Petersburg, Russia; and the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo. TITLE: Three Beauties of the Present Day.MEDIUM: Authentic polychrome woodblock print. Ink and color on handmade. 15 1/8 x 9 ½; (38,4 cm x 21,4 cm). Superb condition for its age.
Wonderful color and stunning detail. Small remnant from previous mounting on top edge of verso. Please take a moment to carefully examine the scans.
At the upper right to see all of our Gallerys current offerings. To see all our great new listings as they become available. The item "Meiji era UTAMARO Japanese woodblock reprint THREE BEAUTIES OF THE PRESENT DAY" is in sale since Friday, July 5, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "ukiarts" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.