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Pipe Smoking Woman

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: ¥ 9,000$ 83.00£ 67.25€ 77.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: A print also known under the title "Woman Exhaling Smoke from a Pipe" (Kiseru no kemuri o fuku onna), from Utamaro's series "Ten Classes of Women's Physiognomy" (Fujô ninsô juppon). A young, bare-breasted woman casually exhales a puff of smoke from her pipe in a scene of total relaxation.

The mica background is a highlight of the print, as is the fine carving of the courtesan's hairline.

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


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