Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra
Description: Woodblock print nishiki-e, ôban format.
Framed.Signed: Utamaro hitsu.
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô).
Only several prints are known from this series “Twelve forms of women’s handiwork”, such as cooking soya-bens curd, hair-dressing, dyeing and stretching of clothes. These double portraits of beauties belong among the rare Utamaro’s bijin óbkubi-e from his ripe period.
Artist or Maker: KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1753-1806)
Date: Japan, c. 1798-99. 37 x 25 cm.
Going under the hammer on May 31st, 2015
Starting Bid US$1100