Re: Utamaro

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Posted by Guy Pepermans ( on January 27, 2019 at 14:51:36:

In Reply to: Utamaro posted by David Woods on January 26, 2019 at 18:06:48:

The series is 'Natsu ishô tôsei bijin' (夏衣裳当世美人 - Summer Outfits: Beauties of Today) published ca. 1804-06 probably by Izumiya Ichibei, although no print of the series bears a publisher's mark. Can't read the print title fully but the shop-curtain next to the series title is likely the one with the trademark of the Ebisuya draper shop. A total of nine designs are recorderd. I'm not sure if your print is already recorded earlier.

BTW: Andreas mark reads the series title in Japanese as 'Natsugoromo tôsei bijin'.


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