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Obvious Love

Size: 40.0cm by 26.5cm (15.75 in by 10.43 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Kitagawa Utamaro

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 10,000$ 83.00£ 72.25€ 83.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print is from the set "Ukiyo-e Beauties Overseas" (在外浮世絵美人画逸品集) which consists of 12 reprints of bijin-ga (beautiful women paintings) from Boston and Chicago museums collection.

In this print, titled Arawaruru Koi, Utamaro depicts a young woman smiling and cooling herself with a round fan. Her hair is in disarray, and she appears to be looking down at someone while adjusting a pin in her hair. The print is from Utamaro's Kasen Koi no Bu ("Anthology of Poems: The Love Section") series originally produced in the 1790s and is considered the most sensual.

Please visit our Collection page where you can see our own preserved copy of this print at high-resolution.

Also, Mokuhankan has published the same design carved by Dave. The print is available here.

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