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Beauty in front of a Mirror

Size: 40.5cm by 27.0cm (15.94 in by 10.63 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Kitagawa Utamaro

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 8,000$ 76.00£ 56.75€ 63.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: A print designed by Utamaro showing the tea-house girl Naniwa Okita admiring herself in a mirror. The series name, which appears in the upper right corner of the print, is Sugatami Shichinin Keshō (姿見七人化粧, "Seven Women Applying Make-up Using a Mirror", c. 1792–93). While there were probably, as the title suggests, originally seven prints in the series by Utamaro, this print is the only one currently known.

A highlight of the print is the mirror's background, dusted with mica to give it a glittering effect.

This particular print is a mid-1970s reproduction by the Takamizawa Company.


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