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Umegawa and Chubei's Happy Companionship

Size: 41.0cm by 27.5cm (16.14 in by 10.83 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Kitagawa Utamaro

Era: Pre-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 9,000$ 75.00£ 58.25€ 68.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print is included in a set of 50 prints called "Ukiyo Ekagami," a collection of various artists and genres, which was probably a reproduction in the pre-war period.

This print is also included in the series called 'Eight Views of Omi' by Utamaro, he reveals the subject in the cartouche at the top left which is 'Returning Sails', a scene on Lake Biwa near Kyoto. But in this print, the true subject is the celebrated and tragic story of the eloping lovers Chubei and Umegawa. Together under the same umbrella, their expressions show that they might already know their fatal destiny. The black veil that Umegawa is wearing could be a symbol of this.

There are a few slight creases on this print. Also, there are a few traces of glue removal on the backside.

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