Small Format Reproduction: [After Kitagawa Utamaro's] Two Geisha and Porter in Wind and Rain at Night, from Vol. 2 of the book Flowers of the Four Seasons

Small Format Prints - Shin Hanga and Ukiyo-e Reproductions
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

[After Kitagawa Utamaro's] Two Geisha and Porter in Wind and Rain at Night, from Vol. 2 of the book Flowers of the Four Seasons, originally 1801

Small Format Reproduction of: Fireworks at Ryōgoku, No. 98 from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

IHL Cat. #1535

About This Print

A small format reproduction of Kitagawa Utamaro's 1801 depiction of Two Geisha and Porter in Wind and Rain at Night, shown below. This collection's print is different than the publisher Watanabe Shōzaburō's small print reproduction of this image, which is shown below for comparison. (Note, in particular, the difference in the  handling of the driving rain between this collection's print and Watanabe's.) 

original two-page ehon print 
Two Geisha and Porter in Wind and Rain at Night, from Vol. 2 of the book Ehon shiki no hana (Flowers of the Four Seasons), 1801
6 11/16 x 9 13/16 in. (17 x 25 cm)

Miniature reproduction of of Utamaro's original design, published by  Watanabe Shōzaburō, c. 1936.
Listed in Watanabe's 1938 catalog (No. 98, p. 42  and titled "Ladies in the Night Rain") and, again, in his 1962 catalog, p. 101.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1535
 Title [After Kitagawa Utamaro's] Two Geisha and Porter in Wind and Rain at Night 
 風雨の中を歩む芸者と箱屋
 Series Vol. 2 of the book Flowers of the Four Seasons
 Ehon shiki no hana  絵本四季花 下
 Artist  after Kitagawa Utamaro (early 1750s-1806)
 Signature 
 Utamaro hitsu 哥麿筆
 Seal of the Artist not sealed
 Publication Date: Original Print 1801
 Publication Date: Reproduction c. 1938 - c. 1962
 Publisher: Original Print unknown
 Publisher: Reproduction
 unknown (no publisher seal)
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - mounted along top to a blank greeting card
 Miscellaneous
 Genre ukiyo-e, fukusei-ga
 Format yatsugiri
 H x W Paper 3 11/16 x 5 3/4 in. (9.4 x 14.6 cm )
 H x W Image 3 3/8 x 5 5/16 in. (8.6 x 13.5 cm)  
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
7/25/2019
11/17/2018
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