Utamaro: Beauty Spinning Silk with Baby (Sold)

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Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro
Title: Beauty Spinning Silk with Baby
Series: “Women’s Handicrafts: Models of Dexterity” Fujin Tewaze Ayatsuri Kagami
Date: 1797-98

A beauty in a striped kimono entertains her baby while she spins the silk from a silk pod on a spinning wheel. A total of five designs from this series are known.

Condition: Very good impression and condition. Good color. Backed.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Yama-shû
Literature: For other prints in the series see ills # 281-283, page 151 in “The Passionate Art of Kitagawa Utamaro” by Asano and Clark, 1995.
Seal: kiwame
Signature: Utamaro hitsu