This listing is for an incredibly rare example of Edo Period Japanese art. This original woodblock print dates to the 18th century and is the work of Kitagawa Utamaro. Utamaro is regarded as one of the most notable designers of ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints. His pieces have been displayed in legendary galleries and museums across the globe, including the Metropolitan in New York. This signed print is titled, Courtesan with Mirror.
It depicts a high class lady looking at her reflection in a handheld mirror. This particular piece was actually once on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The provenance of this piece is that it was once part of the Leicester Harmsworth Collection.He was known for his vast collection of art, including a series of rare Japanese prints. These prints were loaned, documented, and displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1913, 1914, and 1920. This one does appear within the museum catalogues from these exhibitions. We have been asked to sell them on their behalf.
They have taken excellent care of their acquired collection. We can always send copies of these with the item if desired.The frame measures 21 x 16.25 inches and the print itself measures 13.75 x 10.25 inches. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "pakjaeson1219" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.