KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
1 More
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)

Kono kimi neko to asobi (The type that plays with a cat)

Details
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
Kono kimi neko to asobi (The type that plays with a cat)
Woodblock print, from the series Edo mutamagao (Six jewel-like faces of Edo), skin parts with pink outline, signed Utamaro hitsu, published by Ymaguchiya Chusuke (Tsuruya Kiemon), circa 1802
Vertical oban: 14 7/8 x 10 in. (37.5 x 25.2 cm.)

Brought to you by

Takaaki Murakami(村上高明)
Takaaki Murakami(村上高明) Vice President, Specialist and Head of Department

Lot Essay

The use of pink outline for the facial feature is very unusual for Utamaro’s works. It is very experimental technique, and may be the way of expressing the soft curve of the woman’s face and body.

More from Important Japanese Art

View All
View All