Woodblock print by Utamaro (1753-1806)
Title: Elegant Seven Komachi-Beauties.(Furyu Nana-Komachi)
"Young woman in a loose Yukata(summer Kimono) is reading a letter that is torn in two while a standing girl combs her hair".
Size: O-ban, 25.5 cm X 38 cm
Signature: Utamaro hitsu
Printed date: c.1805
Publisher: Iseya Soemon
Condition: Good impression, some faded colors, tape stains and repaired some tear at top corners, a little soiled and slightly trimmed at bottom.
- Hayashi Tadamasa red seal at bottom left corner.
- Translation of the poem:
In the world,
Where those who live, die
And those who have died, multiply
How much longer will I,
Be around to mourn?