Young Woman Blowing a Poppin - Charming image of a young beauty blowing a poppin, a type of glass noisemaker. Her kimono features a dark rose and white check with light blue cherry blossoms scattered over it, tied with an intricately patterned obi. Beautifully detailed with a distressed mica background. A lovely design.
Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Chikanobu estate collection - This incredible group of Chikanobu prints just arrived in a recent shipment from Japan. It was purchased complete from the estate collection of a Tokyo collector. This group features a wide variety of Chikanobu's works including some rarer designs as well as prints in very fine condition. Be sure to shop from this amazing collection of Chikanobu prints now being added to our auctions!
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light toning, small spot, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.