Utagawa Utamaro Flower Fan

Flower Fan Japanese Print after Utagawa Utamaro Framed and Matted Flower Fan Japanese Print after Utagawa Utamaro
Flower Fan Japanese Print after Utagawa Utamaro Framed and Matted Flower Fan Japanese Print after Utagawa Utamaro

Original Japanese print in colors on tan paper after Utagawa Utamaro. Titled Flow Fan, the image shows a courtesan named Flower Fan (Hanau Ogi) writing a letter to an admirer. The image is part of a series called “Top 6 Beauties”. This print was likely created in the late 1940’s after the original 18th century Utamoro woodblock print. The publishers stamp (Puo Omiya) is on the lower left of the image. This print was inspected prior to framing by an expert in Japanese art. He said the lack of baren marks on the back were strong evidence that it was printed from zinc plates as opposed to wood blocks. (There would be significantly more marks on the back from the baren if it was a woodblock print.)

– Title: Flower Fan
– Artist: Utagawa Utamaro (after) (Japanese, 1753-1806)
– Year: Late 1940’s
– Image area: 13-3/4 inches H x 9-1/2 inches W (34.9 cm H x 24.1 cm W)
– Sheet size: 18-1/2 inches H x 13-1/2 inches W (47 cm H x 34.3 cm W)
– Frame size: 21-1/2 inches H x 16-1/2 inches W (54.6 cm H x 41.9 cm W)

In excellent condition, with slight toning behind the matte. Framed in a bamboo style frame and double-matted in tan fabric and red matting. A layer of acid-free paper was added between the print and the matte during framing. Covered in glass.

Price is $129 USD. J D Smith Fine Art will provide a Certificate of Authenticity for the piece. Free shipping on this piece to North America. Please call or email if you wish to purchase this elegant work.