Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas

Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas
Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas

Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas

It depicts two women with elaborate hairstlye typical of the Edo. Most likely they are two well-known courtesans, or Geishas, but I have not been able to identify the exact print, as Utamaro made over 2,000 prints in his lifetime, and several were destroyed.

Title: Unknown, Most likely 2 known courtesans of the Edo. Kitagawa Utamaro: He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin okubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. This image if from that important period of his work. Measurements: 13 1/5 x 9 inches. Condition: Condition is commensurate with age and use.

This appears to be hand made paper, very thin, with visible paper fiber details. Colors are somewhat faded, paper is pasted to cardboard, minor stains and rubbing throughout. Unless described as being new, the items for sale are vintage or used and it may show evidence of wear.

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Original Antique Woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro 1790-1804 Two Courtesans Geishas