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- Takigawa (Beauty Takigawa) -

Utamaro Kitagawa


Japanese woodblock print "Takigawa - Touji Zensei Bijin Zoroi"(Beauty Takigawa from the series The famous Beautys of that time) is by Utamaro Kitagawa (1753-1806). Beauty Takigawa is one of the most famous Yoshiwara courtesans. Originally printed in 1794. (Kansei 6 nen) This is a recarved edition by Kyoto Hanga in. Publisher seal, carver name 'Endo" and printer name "Ito" and publisher's red seal on the left margin. Wonderful colors. Beautifully embossed. High-quality woodblock print by the famous publisher. Please see the beautiful details. 

Technique: Woodblock
Print size: 10 and 3/4  x 16 and 1/8 inches (27.2 x 41 cm)
Image size: 9 and 7/8 x 15 and 1/4 inches (25.2 x 38.7 cm)
Date:  Showa era (1980's)
Signed: Signature on the lower right of the image
Condition: Excellent condition. A few minor ink spots into the image (next to the black kimono) 


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