Kitagawa UTAMARO ( 1753-1806 )



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A young mother carrying a child on her back from a set of twelve prints Meisho fukei bijin juniso, “Twelve Beautiful Women Compared to Famous Places.” A scroll-shaped cartouche top left which was probably intended to have details of the view. However, for whatever reason, these sub-titles were removed or not printed: I have only located two designs with these descriptions. Shibui illustrates eight prints from the set, p. 119. Published c 1804, although no publisher given.

Fine impression and colour. Slight soil running down right edge, otherwise very good condition. Signed Utamaro hitsu.

Status: Sold

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