Kitagawa Utamaro: Fine Bijin in a Kimono - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro

Title: Fine Bijin in a Kimono

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Monday, 19 November 2007 KITAGAWA UTAMARO A Beauty in a Fine Kimono -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: originated c. 1795, this is a deluxe 1920s edition published by Fusui Gabo Size: oban, approx. 10.5" x 15.5" Condition: VG, with minor flaws Impression: Fine, white mica background on tanned paper, nice impression, stong keylines Color: Fine, good strong color with bleed through to the verso -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT FUSUI GABO COMPANY Fusui Gabo was a publishing house active during the 1930's in Tokyo owned by Fusui Shobo. Fusui Gabo was renowned for the high quality of their prints, and their specialty was reproducing prints by famous ukiyo-e masters, the publisher also worked with shin hanga artists, including Takahashi Shotei (Hiroaki) on bijin-ga and landscape prints. The publisher's seal is found stamped in the side margin of the print above the printer carver seals and reads "Copyright owned by Fusui Gabo Company" (Hanyen shoyu Fusui Gabo hakko). Most of the prints published by Fusui Gabo are not dated. Fusui Gabo was not active after World War II and it is presumed that the company disbanded during the war.

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