Fugen-zo: The Hills at Ueno, 1790 - Lovely scene of men enjoying a picnic beneath a pine tree in the hills at Ueno. At left, a procession of beauties approaches, a few carrying large blue umbrellas. Blossoming cherry trees can be seen in the distance along the horizon, and golden clouds frame the scene. The metallic pigment on the gold clouds has oxidized to a grayish tone. This image comes from a series titled "Snow, Moon, and Flowers" featuring kyoka or comic poems. This design is from the flower volume, which is named fugen-zo after a variety of cherry tree, and includes verses relating to cherry blossoms. A beautiful illustration with wonderful detail and color. A terrific Utamaro design.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 14" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Vertical centerfold. Tape remnants on reverse from previous mounting. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.