Antique Japanese Print Kitagawa Utamaro Portrait of Courtesan Hana Ogi Later Recarving Late 19th century. This is an original antique Japanese woodblock print, depicting a 3/4 oban portrait of Hana Ogi, dated from around 1890 on silver mica background. This is a later re-carving of Utamaro, done in the late 19th century.His portraits of women, geishas, and courtesans became one of his favorite themes in the 1790s. This print shows the courtesan, Hana Ogi wearing an elaborate hairstyle (shimada) secured with large numbers of pins and combs or, kanzashi and above her head, there appear to be cherry blossoms under the cartouche.
His work was very sought after by 19th century European and American collectors, and he became one of the favorite woodblock artists that inspired the Impressionist artists. Condition: Good condition, commensurate with age. Very minor creases, fading, very lightly glued at corners (probably easily removed with vapor).Measurements: 15 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. All items for sale are vintage or antique and it may show evidence of wear. Please see condition report and photos. I try to describe the items to the best of my ability. All listings are described as to the best of my knowledge, through careful research and price and description comparison.
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