Click on the above image for a larger scan
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.|
|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).
|Search:||Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) (See more prints by this artist)|