UTAMARO -- "Abalone Divers" (#2 set)

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Artist Utamaro Kitagawa
Title "Abalone Divers"
Date Originally published 1798; later "re-strike" edition,
Series na
Publisher Yuyudo
Seal, Carver/Printer Ikeda/Sato
Image Size Three sheets 9 5/8 x 15 1/8; overall about 15 1/8 x 29 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to bodies and patterned kimono; highly detailed carving, crisp "key-lines."
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (Slight age-toning.)
Reference/Illus Numerous illustrations--a very well-known image.
Comments Utamaro's masterpiece. Exquisitely printed on
nicely "age-mellowed" paper.
Item # EG-177
Price $395 (Sold/RL)