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Unknown, Double Bust Portrait

Unknown, Double Bust Portrait
by Utamaro 2 Kitagawa (c.1795-1814)

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Artist: Utamaro 2 Kitagawa (c.1795-1814) 喜多川歌麿(二代)
Title: Unknown, Double Bust Portrait
Date 1st edition?1807
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 31603
Notes (1st edition)?Artist: Utamaro II
Format: Oban tate-e: 15.25" x 10.25"

Subject: Against a grey background within a mirror frame decorated with lozenge patterns, the bust portraits of an exquisitely dressed courtesan of the first rank holding a tobacco pipe and confiding a secret to her raddled maidservant.

Date: 1807
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Condition: Perfect colors. Full size. Signs of a previous mattiong on four corners on verso. Very minor marks and flaws. Generally museum standard of preservation.

Impression: Superb early impression with extensive gauffrage.

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