(0) View Cart

Portrait Of Tomimoto Toyohina - Kitagawa Utamaro - Japanese Edo period Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Art Painting - Art Prints

Tomimoto Toyohina was a much sought-after geisha (entertainer) who performed narrative ballads accompanied by the shamisen. She was one of several non-prostitute beauties, including teahouse waitresses, whom Utamaro depicted repeatedly in the early to mid 1790s. Here she wears a headdress called ageboshi, used by fashionable women to protect their oiled coiffures from dust and wind when they went out. For this image, the printer rendered the ageboshi in pale pink mica to suggest the texture of silk.

This composition is from a six-print series comprising half-length portraits of famous beauties. The women are not identified directly, but their names are given in hanji-e, or picture riddles, adjoining the title cartouche. Utamaro may have used this device to circumvent an edict issued in 1793 that prohibited the naming of women in ukiyo-e prints unless they were prostitutes.

Available Options In Art Prints

Small Art Print

8x12 inches

Compact Art Print

12x18 inches

Medium Art Print

16x24 inches

Large Art Print

20x30 inches
Worried about quality? All our products are printed and framed with the highest quality materials. Each product goes through 5 quality checks in every stage of production to make sure that our customers get the best of what they buy. Our product doesn't have the same colors or size or frames that you were purchased for? We have the most simple 7-day refund policy in place. All you have to do is just call us on +91 78993 45057 and we will take care of the rest. Having doubts on the payment process? We have a hassle free 128-bit RSA encryption in place for payments and checkout process. We store no details of your cards or bank accounts.
Add To Cart

Related Collections

Accolades From Our Customers

0 / 0 Rs
Continue shopping
Your Order