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Utamaro

[oo-tah-mah-raw; English oo-tuh-mahr-oh] /ˈu tɑˈmɑ rɔ; English ˌu təˈmɑr oʊ/
noun
1.
Kitagawa
[kee-tah-gah-wah] /ˈki tɑˈgɑ wɑ/ (Show IPA),
1753–1806, Japanese painter, draftsman, and designer of prints.
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  • It was by his portraits of women that Utamaro won his great fame.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • Tamagawa Shucho was a rare pupil of Utamaro who worked about 1790 to 1810.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • Bunro, some of whose work is fine, was a rare imitator of Utamaro.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • This was the time when Utamaro also suffered at their hands.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • When Utamaro died, in 1806, the great days of the figure-print were ended.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • Shunsho was a great sinner in this respect; so also were Utamaro and Toyokuni.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • Notwithstanding her western garb, she resembled a print of Utamaro.

    Visionaries James Huneker
  • To-day the poorer examples of Utamaro's work are still readily procurable.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • But with patience and judgment the collector may still obtain now and then a fine specimen of Utamaro's work.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • Utamaro led in the rush to gratify this craving; and even the aristocratic Yeishi was unable to resist the general decline.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
British Dictionary definitions for Utamaro

Utamaro

/ˌuːtəˈmɑːrəʊ/
noun
1.
Kitagawa (ˌkiːtəˈɡɑːwə), original name Kitagawa Nebsuyoshi. 1753–1806, Japanese master of wood-block prints, of the ukiyo-e school; noted esp for his portraits of women
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