Artwork Details for Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) "The Widow of Asahiya"

Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - The Widow of Asahiya - 朝日屋後家 (日の出家後家)

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The Widow of Asahiya - 朝日屋後家 (日の出家後家)
by Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - 喜多川歌麿

Artist:Utamaro 1, Kitagawa (1753-1806) - 喜多川歌麿
Title:The Widow of Asahiya - 朝日屋後家 (日の出家後家)
Series:Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets - 高名美人六家撰
Date:1795-96 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. Light embossing. No tears, folds, stains, creases or foxing. Light embossing. Lightly tip-mounted to the original windowed folder.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:12152-Kitagawa_Utamaro_1
Notes:Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro.
Title: Tatsumi Rokô (name in rebus form), from the series Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets (Kômei bijin rokkasen).

Date: 1795-96

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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