Woman Exhaling Smoke from a Pipe (Reproduction)
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Woman Exhaling Smoke from a Pipe (Reproduction), 1792-1793
Ink on Paper
15 7/8 in. x 10 5/16 in. (403.23 mm x 261.94 mm)
Reproduction, by Takamizawa.
On verso, in pencil: Choki, Johnson VI 42. On mat, in pencil: Utamaro, Takamizawa reproduction. Signed: Sokan Utamaro koga (thoughtfully drawn by Utamaro the Physiognomist). Censor's seal: Kiwame.
Colored ink on paper, with mica background. Woodblock print.
Edo period color woodblock print with an image of a woman.
Eight prints are known from this combined series of Fujo ninso juppin/Fujin sogaku juttai [Ten Views of Female Physiognomy], several of which rank among Utamaro's masterpieces. The present design displays the open charms of a courtesan at leisure, smoking a long pipe after a bath in the summer. Effective use is made of the mica background. A subtle embossed effect hardly visible in reproduction gives an added realistic touch: a stream of smoke issuing from the girl's lips.
(Ref. R. Lane, "Images from the Floating World," p. 136)
Koshodo (Tsuta-ya Juzaburo) seal.
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