Utamaro (1753-1806) is considered to have established the golden age of Ukiyo-e printing. He often depicted women — from mothers with babies to courtesans — in their comfortable and tranquil domiciles. He alone, of his contemporary ukiyo-e artists, achieved a national reputation during his lifetime. His sensuous female beauties generally are considered the finest and most evocative bijinga in all of ukiyo-e. He succeeded in capturing subtle aspects of personality and transient moods of women of all classes, ages, and circumstances. His reputation has remained undiminished since; his work is known worldwide, and he is generally regarded as one of the half-dozen greatest ukiyo-e artists of all time.
Three Beauties by Utamaro11 colors were used to create an edition of 100 prints. Titled and numbered in pencil. Image size 14.5" x 21.5" Archival cream Paper size 22 x 30.