Utamaro -- "The Tease" (framed "pillar-print")

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Artist Utamaro (KITAGAWA)
Title "The Tease" (given name)
Series na
Date late 1700's
Publisher Yamashiroya Tokei
Carver na
Image Size 4 3/8 x 23 3/8 overall, "hashira-e" (pillar-print) format (2 sheets joined,
each 4 3/8 x 12).
Frame is 5 1/4 x 24 1/4.
Impression Very Fine. Crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Very Good. Some fading, light toning, few light wrinkles. (Not examined outside of frame--no holes/no wormage seen.)
Reference/Illus Similiar "hashira-e" are shown in Pin's reference.
Comments An delightfully playful scene of two women, the one above dangling a ball on a string playfully above the other. Rarely seen "hashira-e" (pillar-print) format.
Item # CG-737
Price $1,250 (Sold/PB)