Posted by Noel Chiappa (188.8.131.52) on November 14, 2010 at 14:59:57:
In Reply to: Herde Utamaro! posted by Preben on November 14, 2010 at 09:04:43:
"Is this an original print?"
One cannot be certain without examining the actual print, but from the colour, etc it certainly seems to me that it's likely an original.
Please see the extensive thread just a few entries below:
about caring for these prints (although the colour in yours has already mostly faded - it has already spent too much time on the wall).
"Is it the original size (the size of the print is 7,8cm x 34,5)?"
Yes, this is what is called a 'hashira-e'; they were designed to be put on support columns, hence the format.
"The artist seems to be Utamaro"
Yes, that does seem to be the signature. Utamaro did quite a bit of work in this format; Pins (the standard work on these prints) shows almost 50 of these prints by Utamaro. Alas, not this one!
"I have better close-up images, if needed."
If you could post those, that would be good.
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