|Design:||Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)|
|Series title:||Ten Physiognomic Classes of Women|
|Unofficial print title:||Woman smoking a pipe|
|Size:||38.6 x 25.6 cm (ōban)|
|Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks|
Special effects: white mica background and embossed (i.e., blind-printed) tabacco smoke.
Originally published ca. 1792-3 by publisher Tsutaya Juzaburō (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 right column of the cartouche:
|品||hinhon||article||classes of women|
Artist’s name in left column of the cartouche:
|考||kō||think over||by Utamaro|
Iwa seal in lower right area of the print and red Goyo publisher seal in lower left margin.
Provenance: Chris Uhlenbeck’s Hotei Japanese Prints