||"Abalone Divers" (right)
||Originally published 1798; later "re-strike" edition,
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via dealer contact).
||10 1/4 x 15 3/4;
(left sheet of triptych set)
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" (embossing) to waves
and patterned summer kimono; highly detailed carving, crisp "key-lines."
||Excellent. Strong colors. (Slight age-toning; very slight wear.)
||Numerous--a very well-known image.
||Utamaro's masterpiece. Exquisitely printed on
nicely "age-mellowed" paper; Muller provenace.
Right stand-alone image of three-sheet triptych.