Lovely Meiji Era Beauty Triptych. This striking bijin-ga or beauty triptych is, of course, a Kitagawa Utamaro masterwork. Without a doubt, Utamaro Japanese, c. His classic portraits of courtesans, geishas and teahouse waitresses are among the most sought after of all prints. In fact, many serious collectors consider Utamaros beauties to be the very soul of ukiyo , the art of the Floating World. The title of this marvelous triptych is Picnic by a Stream. A bevy of young women prepare to have a picnic beside a small stream. A lovely, softly colored scene with delicate embossing in the water. This reprint of one of Utamaros most famous works is one you will be proud to display in your home or office and is bound to become a cherished family heirloom. Utamaros masterworks are in the collections of many of the worlds great museums. Among them are the Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York; the Museum of Fine Arts , Boston; the British Museum , London; the Hermitage Museum , Saint Petersburg, Russia; and the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo. Kitagawa Utamaro, Japanese, c. TITLE: Picnic by a Stream. MEDIUM: Authentic polychrome woodblock print. Ink and color on handmade paper. IMAGE SIZE: 3 Separate panels, not attached. 15 x 10 3/8; (38,1 cm x 26,4 cm). SHEET SIZE: Overall approx. 15 x 31 1/8; (38,1 x 79,1 cm). Very lovely, soft color and stunning detail. Delicate embossing in water. Very thin strip of glue residue along top of verso and a few minor spots. Please take a moment to examine the scans. The Uki Arts Gallery. To see all of our Gallerys current offerings. To see our new listings as they become available. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Lovely Meiji era UTAMARO Japanese woodblock triptych PICNIC BY A STREAM” is in sale since Wednesday, July 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “ukiarts” and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: Meiji era, c.late 19th century
- Primary Material: Ink and color on handmade paper
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Reproduction