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Kitagawa Utamaro

Wife of a Virtuous Man, from the series Ten Beautiful Faces, ca. 1797-1800

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Kitagawa Utamaro, Wife of a Virtuous Man, from the series Ten Beautiful Faces, ca. 1797-1800
Color woodcut with gray background, 13 x 8 7/8 in. (33 x 22.5 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Miss Carlotta Mabury, 54755.201

Utamaro was one of ukiyo-e's greatest print designers. His innovation in depicting his main subjects, the beautiful women of Edo and courtesans of the Yoshiwara district, distinguishes his work. After 1790 he began producing half- and three-quarter-length portraits of women with finely detailed hairstyles, kimonos, and accessories. These were soon followed by the "large head" portraits, which often bear inscriptions describing the identity of the sitter or her classification as a beautiful type or physiognomic category.

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de Young & Legion of Honor ART on Demand offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections and exhibitions of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.

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All ART on Demand items are custom-made for each order. Please allow 10-14 days for production time. You will receive shipping confimation and tracking upon shipment. Due to the custom nature of these items they are non-returnable.