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“A great close-up portrait of a beauty doing her eye brow in front of a mirror.”
The blackened teeth (ohaguro) were a sign of wealth and sexual maturity in Japanese society at the time.
Antique Japanese color woodblock. Shunga (Erotic print).
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro II (died c.1831)
Date: c. 1800
Size: 8 1/4” x 5 4/5” inches
Series: ‘Renri no toko’ (Now and Forever)
Impression: Very good
Color: Very good
Condition: Very good (Some tiny binding holes, minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but in a very good state overall !)
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