Utamaro -- "The Flirt"

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Artist Utamaro KITAGAWA
Title "The Flirt" (aka, "The Hedonist") ("Uwaki no So")
Date Originally 1792-93. (Clearly not "new"--on "age-mellowed" paper. A later "re-strike"--printing likely c1940/50's.)
Series "Ten Studies in Female Physiognomy"
("Fujin Sogaku Juttai")
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 x 14 3/4
Impression Fine. Light "gauffrage" to hair; highly detailed hair-lines.
Condition Excellent. (Slight "age-mellowing" to paper; few random scattered marks. Really no flaws noted.) Original narrow margins
(note "kento" marks right
and bottom/right).
Reference/Illus na
Comments The word "uwaki" in Japanese suggests promiscuity; seen here after her bath, this woman's flirtatiously half-open mouth and overall manner is thusly suggestive. A beautiful, well-known "bijin-ga" image.
Item # Available NOW as BG-757D; (BG-757C Sold/MW;
(BG-757B Sold/AS;
BG-757A Sold/ES;
BG-734 Sold)
Price Special $75 (set of 3 $225)
(reg $95, or 3-print set of BG-734/BG-735/BG-736 $330)