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A Beauty of Shinmachi, Osaka

A Beauty of Shinmachi, Osaka


Artist: Hiroshige, Utagawa (1797-1858)

Title: A Beauty of Shinmachi, Osaka

Series: Comparison on Fine Women

Japanese Series: Bijin fozuku a wase

Publisher: Iwatoya

Date: Edo Period

This image shows a courtesan from the pleasure district near Osaka. The brighter colours of the synthetic dyes contrast with the subtle colours of the mineral and vegetable dyes of the earlier 18th century prints. Bolder indigo and Prussian blues became available during the 1820s. The colours are also a distinct feature of Hokusai and Hiroshige’s landscape prints.

SKU: Japanese Prints 338 Category: