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
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- Woodblock print (reprint)
- Late 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
- Title of artwork
- Yamauba Cuddling Kintarô
- Good condition, see description
- 392×260×0 mm