Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Vertical ōban, mm 383 x 260
Signed: Utamaro fude
Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei
Series: Modern Children as the Six Poetic Immortals
Tôsei kodomo rokkasen
The series depicts the six immortal poets of the Japanese literature, who lived in the 9th century, as children. Our print refers to the poet Nariwara no Narihira (825-880).
Very fine impression, colour and condition.
Another fine impression of this print is at the Fine Arts Museum in Boston (accession number 11.14227).