Woodblock print (reprint) - Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) - Yamauba Cuddling Kintarô - Late 20th century

Description
Woodblock print (reprint) - Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) - Yamauba Cuddling Kintarô - Late 20th century
Good condition, see description

Woodblock print (reprint) - Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) - Yamauba Cuddling Kintarô - Late 20th century

Kitagawa Utamaro (喜多川 歌麿) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects.

Utamaro's work reached Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, where it was very popular, enjoying particular acclaim in France. He influenced the European Impressionists, particularly with his use of partial views and his emphasis on light and shade, which they imitated. The reference to the "Japanese influence" among these artists often refers to the work of Utamaro.

Size : 392 × 260 mm

Please have a look at the photos for a better impression.

Lot details
Object
Woodblock print (reprint)
Material
Paper
Period
Late 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Attribution
Reprint
Title of artwork
Yamauba Cuddling Kintarô
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
392×260×0 mm
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