Artwork Details for Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) "Okita - Bijin at the Mirror"

Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - Okita - Bijin at the Mirror - おきた対鏡

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Okita - Bijin at the Mirror - おきた対鏡
by Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - 喜多川歌麿

Artist:Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - 喜多川歌麿
Title:Okita - Bijin at the Mirror - おきた対鏡
Series:Seven Beauties Applying Make-up - 姿見七人化粧
Date:1789 circa (this item: 1960s/70s)
Publisher:Yuyudo - 悠々洞出版
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Aiban - 合判, 22 x 31.5cm (sheet size)
Condition:Fine. Original untrimmed state. Gorgeous mica background. A slight ripple in the paper at the top of the mirrow (original to the paper). Light embossing. No tears, folds, stains, creases or foxing. Light embossing. Lightly tip-mounted to the original windowed folder.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:12142-Kitagawa_Utamaro_1
Notes: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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