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“A nice close-up double portrait of a young doomed couple.”
Utamaro was the absolute master of the close-up (okubi-e) portraits !
Antique Japanese color woodblock. Shunga (Erotic print).
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (1754–1806)
Date: c. 1802
Size: 6” x 8 2/5” inches
Series: ‘Ehon karanishiki’ (Picture-Book of the Chinese Brocade)
Color: Very good
Condition: Very good (Some minor repairs, tiny binding holes, minor soiling, marks and flaws)
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