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Woodblock print by Kitagawa Utamaro (ca. 1753- 1806) (reprint) - Abalone Divers - ca 1925

Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753 – 1806) was a Japanese artist, he is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s, and was one of the few ukiyo-e artists to achieve fame throughout Japan in his lifetime.

Utamaro also made a number of prints depicting ama divers—women whose work is to dive for shellfish or pearls—catching haliotis abalone sea snails.

Title:Abalone Divers”,  

Description: Utamaro depicts a group of nude ama divers finishing a day of diving for haliotis abalone sea snails. He draws them naturalistically, without elongation or other distortions that ukiyo-e artists typically employed to present ideal models of beauty. They are tall with white skin and long, stringy black hair that is wet and dangles from them. They appear soft-skinned and the contours of their exposed upper bodies have reddish outlines, emphasizing their strong, corporeal figures at physical labour. The scenery is made up of light greens and other pale colours, which contrast with the red clothes several of the figures wear
Date: The original dates from 1797–1798.

Date of this impression: ca 1925, the label on the back is from the publisher Takamisawa (1912-1926)
Dimension: ca 27 cm x 40 cm, with Passe-partout: 40 cm x 60 cm
Good condition with beautiful color and fine detail, some soiling due to wear and age. These prints are old stock that are in as new condition.


The price includes a black passe-partout. (acid-free paper)

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'Abalone Diversr' by Kitagawa Utamaro

1 300,00 krPrice
  • 'Abalone Diversr' by Kitagawa Utamaro


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