Granted to your attention amazing original woodblock print A MAIKOANDMUSICIANS ON PARADE OF NIWAKA FESTIVAL IN YOSHIWARA by great artist KITAGAWAUTAMAROI published c. 1753 31 October 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 kubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects. Little is known of Utamaro's life.
His work began to appear in the 1770s, and he rose to prominence in the early 1790s with his portraits of beauties with exaggerated, elongated features. He produced over 2000 known prints and was one of the few ukiyo-e artists to achieve fame throughout Japan in his lifetime. In 1804 he was arrested and manacled for fifty days for making illegal prints depicting the 16th-century military ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and died two years later.
This print is depicting the Maiko with two Musicians on parade during traditional Niwaka festival in Yoshiwara. From the series Seiro Niwaka.
Full oban size (15 X 10) untrimmed, unmounted, unframed. The colors are amazing, some fading. This print is in very good condition. Publisher's seal: Yamaguchiya Chusuke.You can make your OFFER and ask for DISCOUNT. The item "KITAGAWA UTAMARO I Original Japanese Woodblock Print. Beauty on Niwaka festival" is in sale since Friday, February 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "nivatori" and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.