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Courtesan Hanazuma Reading a Letter

Size: 30.0cm by 19.5cm (11.81 in by 7.68 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Kitagawa Utamaro

Era: Taisho | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 9,000$ 81.00£ 67.00€ 75.50 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print is from the series, "The Nippon Mokuhan Gasui" (Masterpieces of old Japanese colour prints), a collection of reproductions of various themes and designs published around 1924.

Close-up of courtesan Hanazuma's face reading a letter. The details of her hairstyle with combs and accessories as well as the hair itself are remarkable. Interesting choice of palette where the colors here are limited to black, white, and a beautiful coral that is used in her floral-patterned kimono, and her thin lips are slightly open to emphasize the emotion of surprise caused by what she is reading.


There are a few slight creases at the upper right edge and lower part of this print.

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