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Beauty with Umbrella

Size: 40.0cm by 27.5cm (15.75 in by 10.83 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Keisai Eisen

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 10,000$ 86.00£ 68.50€ 77.25 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print is from a set "Beauties by Three Great Artists" which consists of 20 reproduction prints by three major beauties designers of the Edo period: Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Eisen, published by Yuyudo in 1975.

This print depicts a very well-dressed woman, probably a geisha, because she is wearing a very elegant kimono. She is holding a traditional umbrella made of bamboo and paper. These parasols (wagasa) were used to protect middle-aged lords and their retinues in Japanese period dramas or by geishas.

In the left upper part, we can perceive a hand mirror containing the picnic lunch box for the Kanda Myojin Shrine.

The orange tones with some touches of blue dominate the palette of the print.

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