UTAMARO -- "Abalone Divers" (#3 set)

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Artist Utamaro Kitagawa
Title "Abalone Divers"
Date Originally published 1798; later "re-strike" edition,
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size Three sheets 10 1/8 x 15 1/2; overall about 15 1/2 x 30 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to bodies and patterned kimono; highly detailed carving, crisp "key-lines."
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. (Light age-toning.)
Reference/Illus Numerous illustrations--a very well-known image.
Comments Utamaro's masterpiece. Exquisitely printed on
nicely "age-mellowed" paper.
Item # EG-952
Price $395