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Insect Cage - 虫籠
by Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - 喜多川歌麿
|Artist:||Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - 喜多川歌麿|
|Title:||Insect Cage - 虫籠|
|Date:||1790s (this item: April 25, 1966)|
|Publisher:||Takamizawa - 高見沢|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Large Oban - 大大判, 28 x 41cm (sheet size)|
|Condition:||Basically fine. Gorgeous colours. Silver pigments. Some very light paper thinning on verso where attached to the original folder. Takamizawa publisher seal on the verso.|
|Notes:||Supervised by Takamizawa of the Takamizawa publishing house. Included with each woodblock print is a windowed folder for viewing your print.
This type of print shows a woman of the pleasure quarters. The Edo period red-light districts were officially sanctioned, however, they weren't the playground for just anyone. The popular top-class geishas of the day (known as 'oiran') were depicted in this type of print. In ukiyo-e woodblock prints, this close-up portrait view of the upper body is known as an okubi-e (bust portrait).
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