Edo prints


  Design: Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)  
  Series title: Seven women applying make-up using a full-length mirror  
  Size: 38.4 x 24.9 cm (ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Utamaro Seven women applying make-up using a full-length mirror

Enlargement


Special effects: silver mica on the mirror.

Originally published ca. 1792-3 by publisher Tsutaya Jūzaburō (1750-1797), this reproduction was published ca. 1920 under the supervision and in the studio of Hashiguchi Goyō (1880-1921) from newly carved woodblocks.

Series title in top right print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
姿 sugata figure  
mi show  
shichi seven  
nin person Seven women
ke turn oneself into applying make-up
shō adorn using a full-length mirror

Kiwame (‘approved’) censorship seal and Tsutaya Jūzaburō publisher seal in lower right print area.

Followed by artist’s signature:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
uta poem  
麿 maro you  
ga picture Drawn by Utamaro

References


Provenance: Fuji Arts

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