Utamaro -- "Beauty Before the Mirror"

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Artist Utamaro KITAGAWA
Title "Beauty Before the Mirror"
Date Originally mid-1790's
(modern "re-strike"--printing likely c1980's)
Series "Seven Beauties Making Up"
("Sugatame Shichinin Kesho")
Publisher Uchida Bijutsu Hangashi ("seal" left margin)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 1/8 x 15 3/8
Impression Very Good. Skillful "bokashi" shading; sumptuous "mica" background to mirror's surface; highly detailed hairlines.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Beautiful, well-known "bijin-ga" image.
Item # Available NOW as DG-66;
(BG-760 Reserved--AA;
BG-691 Sold; BG-335 Sold; BG-67 Sold; CG-765 Sold)
Price $185